Archive for October 2013
Back to Back to Back? Will Another Minnesota US Rep Fall in 2014?
It’s been 50 years since the last time incumbents from the Gopher State U.S. House delegation were defeated in three consecutive cycles.Read More
Sarvis Eyes Record Book in Virginia Gubernatorial Race
The third option in Virginia’s top of the ballot race next week will likely rank among the Top 3 performances by a Libertarian gubernatorial nominee in party history.Read More
Which States Have the Highest Rates of Female Gubernatorial Nominees?
Western states dominate the top of the list, with Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, and Wyoming all in the Top 10.Read More
It’s All Relative: Florida US Representatives Edition
11 percent of Florida’s U.S. Representatives in history had family members who previously served in Congress.Read More
Thad Cochran and the Elusive 7th Term
More than half of the six-term U.S. Senators over the last century did not run for a seventh term, were defeated at the ballot box, or died in office.Read More
Two and Done: Tim Griffin’s Abrupt Exit from the US House
89 percent of the 80 two-term Arkansas U.S. Representatives since statehood ran for a third term or higher office that cycle.Read More
Gene Taylor Contemplating Rare Comeback in Mississippi
It has been nearly 130 years since the last Mississippi U.S. Representative returned to the chamber after losing a seat at the ballot box.Read More
Claude Pepper, Dwight Rogers Only Florida US Reps to Die in Office
Reports of Bill Young’s death on Thursday were premature; 72 of the state’s 132 U.S. House members in history are still alive.Read More
How Often Are Female Gubernatorial Nominees Victorious?
Incumbent female governors have won 83 percent of the time, while female challengers have won just six percent of gubernatorial general election contests.Read More
Five of a Kind
What do Republican Susan Collins of Maine and Democrats Dianne Feinstein of California, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have in common? All five women ran failed gubernatorial general election campaigns prior…Read More