Archive for January 2015
Was the GOP Money Targeting Collin Peterson in ’14 Well Spent?
The GOP spent millions against Peterson last cycle to slice his victory margin to one-third of its 2012 mark for his closest shave since 1994, but the Blue Dog Democrat suggests all that money spent against him backfired.Read More
Wyoming and Tennessee: The Nation’s Political Naysayers?
Ten states have voted against the party of the sitting president in every gubernatorial election since at least 1994 led by Wyoming and Tennessee; just two states have voted for the president’s party during that span.Read More
Charlie Baker Seeks Rare Victory in Super Bowl XLIX
Only two previous governors have had an NFL franchise from their state win the Super Bowl inside of their first month in office; another governor presided over four Super Bowl championships during his administration.Read More
A Brief History of Illinois US Reps Running for Senate
Just eight sitting or ex-U.S. House members from Illinois have run for the U.S. Senate over the last 24 elections since 1944; the last time two or more faced off in a Senate primary was 1938.Read More
Which 16 States Have Never Been on Michelle Obama’s SOTU Guest List?
More than 135 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first SOTU speech in 2010, but none from 16 states.Read More
Perry Exits #10 in All-Time Gubernatorial Tenure
The Texan lands in the Top 10 for all-time service among statehood governors and #4 for consecutive service.Read More
The Election of African-Americans to the US House Since 1963
Six states have elected black candidates in more than 10 percent of its U.S. House elections conducted since MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech; 24 states haven’t elected any.Read More
Libertarians Notch Record-Setting Cycle in 2014 US Senate Elections
Nominees from the nation’s largest third party set records in 10 states last cycle for the largest support ever recorded in a U.S. Senate election.Read More
Who Has Won the Most Votes in US Senate Electoral History?
Only three of the Top 10 and nine of the Top 50 vote-getters of all time are currently serving in the chamber.Read More
Mitt Romney’s Rocky Historical Pathway to the Presidency
Only a handful of failed presidential nominees ran again and won the presidency – all in their second bid.Read More