Archive for July 2014
Scott Brown Could Become 1st US Senate Nominee to Lose to Two Women
A primary victory will make Brown just the fourth U.S. Senate candidate in history to face major party female nominees in three different cycles; he could also become the first to lose in two of them.Read More
Which States Elect the “Most Beautiful” People to Congress?
South Dakotans elect the highest rate of beautiful legislators, if The Hill’s annual list is a guide for such a measure.Read More
Democrats Fail to Field a US Senate Nominee for Just 26th Time in History
Failing to run a candidate in Alabama this cycle, Democrats now account for nine of the last 11 U.S. Senate elections since 2000 with only one major party candidate on the ballot.Read More
The 8th Congressional District: Minnesota’s Political Roller Coaster?
If Republicans pick up the 8th CD this November it will be just the sixth time the same Minnesota U.S. House seat has changed partisan control in three consecutive cycles.Read More
Stewart Mills: Youthful, But Not Exactly Young for a Minnesota US Rep
Nearly half of the 134 Gopher State U.S. House members were as young as or younger than the Fleet Farm executive upon winning their first congressional race.Read More
Georgia Republican US Senate Primary Runoff By the Numbers
Turnout dropped only 20 percent from May’s runoff in the second closest U.S. Senate primary runoff in Georgia history.Read More
Bob Barr’s Unlikely Return to Congress Comes to an End
Barr sought to become the first former Republican U.S. Representative from Georgia to win back a seat to the chamber in Peach State history.Read More
Which States Have the Most Undecided Voters in 2014 US Senate Races?
Open seat races in Michigan and Iowa have led the way with the highest percentage of undecided voters in 2014 polling among the 16 states with key U.S. Senate contests.Read More
Will Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Provide Any Drama in 2014’s Gubernatorial Races?
Gubernatorial elections have been decided by single digits over the last four elections in just four states – three are in the Upper Midwest: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island.Read More
A Blue Wave Crashing Red Rocks: Kansas’ Head-Turning 2014 Gubernatorial Race
Democrats have won the governor’s mansion in Kansas with a Republican president in the White House at more than twice the rate as compared to a member of their own party.Read More