Archive for February 2016
A Brief History of Minnesota Presidential Primaries
The Gopher State has seen its presidential primary laws repealed three times over the last century; Minnesota Republicans have held five presidential primaries with four for the Democrats.Read More
Inevitable? Presidential Candidates Who Won 3 of 4 States But Lost the Nomination
Donald Trump may seem unstoppable, but there have been multiple White House hopefuls who carried three of the first four state primaries or caucuses and did not end up as their party’s nominee.Read More
Will the Minnesota GOP Be an Outlier Once Again in Its 2016 Caucuses?
Minnesota was one of nine states to back a losing Republican presidential candidate in a primary or caucus over the last two cycles.Read More
Top of the Ticket Woes for 2016 Republican-Controlled US Senate Seats?
Florida, Wisconsin, and North Carolina are three of 18 states never to split their ticket by voting for a Democratic presidential nominee and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in the same cycle.Read More
At Least They Beat David Duke
Highly controversial but often forgotten presidential candidate David Duke won 7.1 percent of the vote in the 1992 South Carolina Republican primary in third place behind George H.W. Bush (66.9 percent) and Pat Buchanan (25.7 percent). That nearly equaled the support received in 2016 by three candidates, with only a fraction of their publicity and…Read More
Minnesota’s 2nd CD: Seven Is Not Enough
Even if all Republican candidates take back their pledge to abide by the party’s endorsement and head to the primary, the seven GOPers hoping to win John Klein’s seat would be shy of the party’s high water mark.Read More
Pat Toomey: Last of the “Bork 8” Seats to Flip in 2016?
Eight U.S. Senators went against the majority of their party during the controversial 1987 Robert Bork confirmation vote; seven of their seats have since flipped for good in subsequent elections.Read More
Battle of the Ages: GOP Nomination Fight Features Biggest Frontrunner Age Gap Since 1856
Only once before has there been a larger difference in age between the top two Republican presidential frontrunners than Trump and Cruz (24 years).Read More
Carly Fiorina Records Longest Campaign by Female GOP Presidential Candidate
The former California CEO still fell short of notching the most successful presidential campaign by a Republican woman in party history.Read More
Trump Notches Decisive Victory Against Historic Republican Field
The New York businessman laps the field in the first ever New Hampshire primary with five candidates in double-digits.Read More