The Texas governor will climb nine more spots on the all-time list with 5,144 days in office under his belt upon his retirement in January 2015.
One active governor tops the list, while another will crack the Top 10 by the end of his term; two current west coast governors will climb onto the list later this year .
Ohio State will host its third commencement address by a sitting president this spring, but that’s only half the number tallied by Notre Dame.
While most new U.S. Representatives have lain low during their first month in office, a half-dozen freshmen have received more than half the media coverage of their entire class.
Only the 1972 Democratic runoff between former Senator Ralph Yarborough and Barefoot Sanders had a smaller drop in turnout of the 11 such U.S. Senate runoffs conducted since 1950
The nine week gap between the primary and runoff elections is the longest for any U.S. Senate run-off in Texas history.
GOP governors land the Top 10 spots for the most broadcast reports mentioning their names since January, led by Rick Perry, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, and Rick Scott.
Tea Party candidates cut into Republican incumbents’ victory margins by levels not seen in at least a generation.
Nearly 40 percent of Lone Star State Democratic primaries for U.S. Senate have gone to a runoff since 1916 with the second place candidate winning in more than half of the runoff elections.
U.S. Representatives from western states serve an average of 2.9 years longer than those from northeastern states throughout history.