Archive for June 2014
Could Dayton Be the Lone Democratic Victor in 2014 Midwestern Gubernatorial Races?
At least one other Midwestern state has voted a Democrat into office each of the 15 times Minnesotans have elected a Democratic governor since statehood.Read More
South Dakota Democrats Field 4th All-Female Gubernatorial Ticket in US History
Only three previous major party gubernatorial tickets in history had female nominees for both governor and lieutenant governor; none have reached 40 percent.Read More
Cochran Advances: Six-Term US Senators Improve to 16-2 in Renomination Bids
Twice as many members of the chamber’s Six-Term Club have died in office (four) than lost their party’s nomination to a seventh term (two).Read More
A Third Party Revolution in Utah?
More third party and independent candidates have run for Congress in the Beehive State during the last quarter-century (84) than during the previous 93 years (77).Read More
Inhofe Eyes Record-Breaking Election Win in 2014
The senior senator from Oklahoma is looking to win a record fifth U.S. Senate election this fall and would become the longest-serving member in the chamber from the Sooner State mid-way through his next term.Read More
Kevin McCarthy Becomes Least Tenured Floor Leader in US House History
At less than four terms, McCarthy has served 423 fewer days in the chamber than any floor leader in U.S. House history and almost 10 years less than the average leader.Read More
Will Obama Stop Referring to Washington as the “Redskins?”
A monumental trademark decision Wednesday may put pressure on the president to stop using the “disparaging” name as he has in the past.Read More
Republican US Senators Hitting Historic Lows in Primaries
Four Republicans have already set state records for low water marks by a sitting GOP U.S. Senator in a primary election – after just eight contestsRead More
How Are the Plurality Winners Doing?
Nearly 40 percent of plurality winners of U.S. Senate elections lose their seat in the next election cycle. Will that happen to any of the three such incumbents on the ballot in 2014? Recent polling suggests Democrats Al Franken of…Read More
Eric Cantor’s Loss Is Worse Than You Think
Cantor is the first Virginia Republican U.S. Representative to lose a renomination bid since 1888 after more than 160 successful attempts and the first to fail from either party in 48 years.Read More