Archive for September 2016
Will Democrats Sweep the Northeast Yet Again?
The 11 Northeastern states could tie the nation’s all-time regional mark for the most consecutive cycles backing a political party’s presidential nominee.Read More
Will Wisconsin Follow Iowa’s Trump Surge?
The two Midwestern states have voted in unison in presidential elections nearly 90 percent of the time.Read More
Rematches Abound in 2016 US House Elections
Nearly five-dozen U.S. House races in 2016 involve the same two major party candidates from 2014 including one matchup in Missouri with nominees squaring off for the sixth consecutive cycle.Read More
Plurality Bites: Majorities in Many States Won’t Vote for Their Electoral College Winner
Since 1828, one in six states have cast their Electoral College votes for a candidate who failed to win the support of 50 percent of voters in their state.Read More
28 Going On 29?
The DFL is eying Minnesota Erik Paulsen’s 3rd CD seat in November, but the Republican U.S. Representative has a lot of electoral history on his side. The western suburban district has voted GOP in each of the last 28 cycles since 1960 – the longest Republican congressional winning streak ever in Minnesota. The party previously…Read More
Five’s a Crowd
New Hampshire’s high profile 1st CD race between Republican U.S. Representative Frank Guinta and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter includes three other candidates after a state commission ruled last week that independent Shawn O’Connor is allowed on the ballot, joining Libertarian Robert Lombardo and independent Brendan Kelly. With five candidate choices, the 1st CD contest will…Read More
Déjà Vu: Ohio’s 2016 US House Elections
Every Ohio U.S. Representative is poised to win reelection in November – the first time incumbents would sweep the state in back-to-back cycles in Ohio history.Read More
The 7-Cycle Itch: Will Pennsylvania Flip in 2016?
Since 1932, 18 of the 44 six-cycle partisan statewide winning streaks in presidential elections were halted in the next cycle; however, each ended by supporting a nominee who won in an Electoral College landslide.Read More
Frank Guinta Wins Renomination with Record Low Support for New Hampshire US Representative
Only one Granite State U.S. Representative has lost renomination since 1914, and even he received more support than Guinta on Tuesday.Read More
Kelly Ayotte Faces Record Number of Primary Challengers in New Hampshire
No U.S. Senator from the Granite State has drawn more than two primary challengers over the last century; Ayotte faces four on Tuesday.Read More