Fourteen have been elected to the senate during the last three cycles.
Democrats have never nominated a westerner for their presidential or VP slots across the 42 cycles since the first western state voted in a presidential election.
Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
Fourteen states will be represented by a single party on Capitol Hill – seven Democratic and seven Republican; one party controls all but one seat in 13 other states.
A record four women were nominated by major parties to the U.S. House from New Mexico this cycle; female nominees have won 41 percent of such races in state history.
Record partisan winning streaks in races for governor can be extended, broken, or tied in 15 states holding elections in 2018.
Only 1 of 49 U.S. Representatives are seeking to flip gubernatorial seats in states carried by their party’s presidential nominee last year.
New Mexico Republicans have attempted to win a third consecutive gubernatorial election five times since statehood; all have failed (all with GOP presidents in office).
After the 2016 election, 10 states could have a Republican governor and two Democratic U.S. Senators; only one state currently has the reverse.
Kasich, Cruz, and Carson received the most votes as former White House hopefuls; 10 GOPers won more votes as ex-candidates than when they were still in the race.