Utah is one of three states never to elect a sitting or former U.S. Representative to the office of governor.
Just six of the 43 states with stand-alone offices of lieutenant governor have yet to see a former or sitting lieutenant governor become governor at the ballot box.
The Beehive State’s former chief executive may be one of several prominent Republicans looking at a 2020 bid.
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.
Nine state delegations currently have junior senators who are older than its senior senator.
By contrast, one state’s voters have given each of its last 11 elected governors at least two terms in office dating back to the mid-1920s.
More than a dozen candidates who unsuccessfully ran for president since 1972 later ran for the U.S. Senate – just three were victorious.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
Only one Utahan has won more support in a race involving both major party nominees out of 127 U.S. House third party and independent candidates to appear on the ballot since 1932.
A Hatch retirement could give Romney the longest stretch between losing and winning U.S. Senate campaigns among major party nominees in the chamber’s history.