Archive for May 2014
Will Michigan Split Its Ticket This November?
In one out of every three cycles for the past century the Wolverine State has split its vote for governor and U.S. Senator.Read More
Hall Makes History: 1st Texas GOP US Rep to Lose Renomination Bid
Prior to Hall’s runoff loss, 256 straight incumbent Republican U.S. House members from the Lone Star State had launched successful renomination campaigns since 1870.Read More
Ralph Hall Faces Uneasy Odds in Texas Runoff
Second-place primary finishers have won 16 of 35 Texas Republican U.S. House runoffs since 1992; Hall might become just the second Texas GOP U.S. Representative to lose his party’s nomination in history.Read More
Is a Rough Road Ahead for David Perdue?
Only one of eight run-off bound first place primary finishers in a Georgia U.S. Senate race went on to win the seat; Perdue is also coming off the lowest ever first place finish by either party in Georgia U.S. Senate primary history.Read More
Simpson, Labrador Extend Idaho Incumbent Renomination Winning Streak
Idaho U.S. Representatives have now won 34 renomination bids in a row since 1976 and 83 of 84 dating back to 1918.Read More
McConnell Records Weakest Kentucky US Senate Incumbent Primary Victory in 75+ Years
McConnell wins the lowest percentage of the primary vote among the last 22 Kentucky U.S. Senators vying for a renomination bid dating back to 1938.Read More
Allyson Schwartz Could Set Pennsylvania Democratic Record Even With Loss
No female Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania has eclipsed the 20 percent mark in a primary to date; only seven of 165 Democratic and GOP primary candidates in state history have been women.Read More
Will the Number of Female US Senators Drop After 2014?
The number of women in the chamber has remained stable or increased in every cycle since the late 1970s.Read More
Ricketts Wins Nebraska GOP Gubernatorial Nod with Lowest Support in State History
A historically competitive primary field finds Ricketts emerging with the lowest winning percentage and third narrowest victory margin on record in a Cornhusker State GOP gubernatorial race.Read More
Will Obama Save Pat Quinn in 2014? Low Drag in Presidents’ Home States
Eighty percent of gubernatorial nominees from the sitting president’s party have been victorious in his home state over the last century.Read More