Archive for April 2010
Minnesota Twins Begin Target Field Era at Near Record Pace
Twins’ 14-8 start and ‘projected’ 103-59 finish are tied for second best for first seasons with a new ball park among MLB teamsRead More
Reapportionment Winners and Losers Through the Years
Pennsylvania (-17 seats) and New York (-16 seats) have lost the largest number of seats from their peak U.S. House delegations; the Keystone State is slated to lose a seat again for a 9th consecutive census periodRead More
Will the GOP Sweep North and South Dakota’s U.S. House Seats?
Republicans have never carried both single-member at-large districts in the same election cycle; Democrats have won 25 of 29 U.S. House contests in the Dakotas since 1982Read More
Will Margaret Anderson Kelliher Break the Upper Midwestern Glass Ceiling?
Just 17 women have appeared on the gubernatorial ballot in 257 elections across Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; only 2 from major political partiesRead More
Has Gerrymandering Lost Its Punch?
Current redistricting period has produced the closest relationship between votes received and seats won by party across the nation’s 435 U.S. House districts since the 1940sRead More
Still thinking about running for the U.S. Senate? You’re Too Late
No non-incumbent has won a U.S. Senate seat by announcing their candidacy this late in the election cycle; the average length of successful U.S. Senate campaigns since 2000 has been 447 daysRead More
PAC Money Comprises Only 5 Percent of Bachmann’s Q1 2010 Fundraising
Special interest PAC contributions fall for 4th consecutive quarter as percentage of Bachmann’s total fundraisingRead More
Is the Democratic Party ‘Overrepresented’ in the U.S. House?
Democratic candidates have won 772 more U.S. House seats since 1942 than their cumulative ‘proportional vote share,’ or 23 seats per election cycle; +27 seats in 2008Read More
Can Minnesota Republicans Win a 4th U.S. House Seat in 2010?
Minnesota GOP has failed to net a U.S. House seat in 9 of 15 election cycles in which the Republican Party made gains nationally since 1944Read More
Bachmann Sets New Benchmark in Minnesota Politics with Q1 2010 Fundraising Haul
Bachmann outraises Clark by 60 percent in Q1 2010; sets new Minnesota fundraising record for the 1st quarter of an election yearRead More