Connecticut has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Northeastern state since 1828; Maryland and Vermont have done so the least.
The 11 Northeastern states could tie the nation’s all-time regional mark for the most consecutive cycles backing a political party’s presidential nominee.
The Hoosier State has produced the second largest number of running mates in U.S. history.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s name may be added to a very short list of failed vice-presidential nominees who gave up their seats along the way.
Five states (plus two yet to vote) will keep their perfect records intact for backing the eventual Republican nominee in the modern primary era; two states lost their bellwether status this cycle.
While female candidates have opportunities to pick up seats this November, some face challenging general election odds while others face stiff competition to win their party’s primary.
Four current members of the U.S. Senate hold seats once occupied by two former presidents; three future presidents once served alongside each other in the chamber.
Only two of 12 Republican candidates in 2012 were actively campaigning at the time of their home state’s contest.
Not only did the 2012 map record the lowest ever rate of states flipping from the previous cycle, but the country is also currently in the midst of its lowest rate of change across the last three-, four-, five-, six-, seven-, eight-, and nine-cycle periods.
Several older members of the nation’s lower legislative chamber aren’t convinced they need a functioning campaign website, and it’s hard to argue with a group that just got elected by an average of 61 points.