Archive for August 2014
Mary Burke: English First?
While multiculturalism and bilingualism are increasingly en vogue in some quarters as the world seemingly becomes a smaller place, one very high profile 2014 Democratic candidate does not shy away from the fact that she only speaks one language: English….Read More
Does My Key Still Work?
Much has been made about Charlie Crist’s political transformation from Republican to independent to Democrat en route to winning the Florida GOP and Democratic gubernatorial nominations over a span of eight years. Party-switching aside, Crist is also vying to become…Read More
Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Primary Election Results By the Numbers
Doug Ducey advances while flirting with the lowest support ever recorded for a GOP gubernatorial nominee in the most crowded Republican field since statehood.Read More
Which States Have the Highest Gubernatorial Reelection Rates?
Six states have not seen a governor lose a reelection bid over the last half century with Vermont and Connecticut boasting the most impressive incumbency advantage resumés.Read More
Sullivan Advances with Lowest GOP US Senate Primary Support in Alaska History
The Alaska GOP nominee is the first to advance to a U.S. Senate general election with only plurality support.Read More
Wyoming Primary Election Results By the Numbers
Enzi continues the perfect renomination streak of Wyoming U.S. Senators – 29 for 29 since the first primary contest 1918; Lummis extends renomination streak by Cowboy State U.S. Representatives to 19 in a row since 1972.Read More
Hawaii Primary Roundup
Neil Abercrombie is the first Hawaii governor to lose a renomination bid while Brian Schatz avoided becoming the first Aloha State U.S. Senator to do so.Read More
Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Primary Roundup
The Minnesota Republican gubernatorial primary was the most competitive race since 1924 and the first ever to see four candidates reach the 20 percent mark.Read More
Alexander Records Weakest Primary Win for GOP US Senator in Tennessee History
Alexander becomes the fifth Republican U.S. Senator to set a low water mark for an incumbent in a GOP primary election this cycle.Read More
No 100-Year Curse for Roberts
Defeating his Tea Party primary challenger Milton Wolf with just 48.1 percent of the vote, Pat Roberts narrowly escaped becoming the first elected U.S. Senator from Kansas to lose a renomination bid in 100 years. The last – and so…Read More