Archive for June 2013
Paying His Dues: Markey Shatters Senate Record for Prior House Service
The newest member of the U.S. Senate breaks a record that had been held for 88 years – by a predecessor of his own Senate seat.Read More
How Long Will Ed Markey Serve?
Markey is the 11th oldest candidate to win a U.S. Senate special election out of more than 170 men and women since the passage of the 17th Amendment.Read More
US Senate Special Elections by the Numbers
Which two states have held seven special elections since 1913? Which two states have yet to hold one? And which Senator was elected via special election three times?Read More
Smart Politics Google Reader Subscribers: Transition Reminder
A reminder to those readers of Smart Politics’ reports who subscribe through RSS via Google Reader: as per Google’s announcement in March, Google Reader will be retired on Monday, July 1st and you will need to transition to a new…Read More
The Historically Undersized Pennsylvania Democratic US House Delegation
The 2012 cycle yielded the lowest number and percentage of major party Pennsylvania U.S. House members from the state’s winning presidential candidate since the birth of the two-party system in 1828.Read More
How Many Republicans Will Run for Minnesota’s 6th CD in 2014?
Less than 5 percent of the 208 Minnesota Republican U.S. House primaries over the last 50 years have fielded three or more candidates on the ballot (and only 7 percent of races without a GOP incumbent).Read More
To Serve or Represent? Website Taglines of US Representatives
How do 435 men and women use linguistic snippets on their House websites to distinguish themselves and what they do?Read More
Jim Abeler: Leading Off the Senate Roll Call Vote in 2015?
Only three U.S. Senators in history had a name earlier in the alphabet than the budding 2014 Republican Senate candidate; no Minnesotan has ever topped the chamber’s roll call list.Read More
The 40 Percent Floor
Although Republicans have won 23 of 39 Indiana gubernatorial races since the first time a GOP candidate was on the ballot in 1860, Democrats have suffered few blow-out defeats during this span. In fact, the Democratic nominee has eclipsed the…Read More
Michaud Gearing Up to Battle Cutler, History in Maine Gubernatorial Bid
Only 1 in 3 ex- or sitting Maine U.S. Representatives to land on the gubernatorial general election ballot have been victorious.Read More