Archive for April 2014
Bennie’s Little Blunder
When asked for specifics in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash explaining his earlier remarks that much of the opposition to President Obama’s policies was based on the color of his skin, 11-term Mississippi U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson stated, “I’ve…Read More
Foley vs Malloy II? A History of Connecticut Gubernatorial Rematches
It has been 72 years since the last time a gubernatorial candidate was victorious in a rematch election in the Nutmeg State; only two have had the opportunity since.Read More
Cutler vs LePage II: A History of Maine Gubernatorial Rematches
Second place gubernatorial candidates have had 21 rematch opportunities in Maine history, but none since 1930; only five have won with the last coming in 1852.Read More
Historic Gubernatorial Rematch Looming in Colorado
Tom Tancredo must first survive a competitive GOP primary; if he does he’ll get the first crack at a gubernatorial rematch in Rocky Mountain State history.Read More
Could Terry Branstad Lose?
Sitting Republican governors have won reelection 90 percent of the time they have appeared on the general election ballot in the Hawkeye State.Read More
Which 1-Term US Senator Will Fall in 2014?
First-term Senators account for more than half of all defeated incumbents over the last century; at least one 1-term U.S. Senator has lost reelection in all but four of the 50 election cycles in the direct election era.Read More
Small Club in St. Paul
Mark Dayton is one of just three Minnesotans ever elected to three different statewide offices. Dayton, of course, had previously served as State Auditor (1991-1995) and U.S. Senator (2001-2007) before winning the governorship in 2010. At that time, he joined…Read More
Respect Your Elders?
With retirement announcements this year by veteran U.S. Representatives such as 30-term Democrat John Dingell of Michigan, 20-term Democrat George Miller of California, and 18-term Republican Tom Petri of Wisconsin, it is no surprise that retirees from the 113th Congress…Read More
Seven Is Enough: The Packed GOP Field to Replace Tom Coburn
Seven candidates may seem like a handful, but it’s only half the number of Republicans who ran for the Sooner State’s U.S. Senate seat in 1920.Read More
Will Kathleen Sebelius Seek a Rare Political Trifecta?
Sebelius could become the first woman to serve as governor, U.S. Senator, and cabinet head, and just the ninth individual to do so during the last 100+ years.Read More