Archive for June 2018
A Brief History of New Mexico Women US House Nominees
A record four women were nominated by major parties to the U.S. House from New Mexico this cycle; female nominees have won 41 percent of such races in state history.Read More
Record Number of Democrats Square Off in 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial Primary
The nine candidates on the 2018 primary ballot breaks a record that stood for more than half a century.Read More
How Low Will Bruce Rauner Go?
Illinois governors have failed to win a majority of the vote in more than half of their reelection bids.Read More
Rare GOP and DFL US House Seat Turnover Possible in Minnesota in 2018
In only five cycles since statehood have two parties flipped U.S. House seats in the Gopher State.Read More
Will There Be a 5th DFL-Endorsed Gubernatorial Primary Loser in 2018?
DFL voters have rejected the party-backed pick for governor during three of the last four open seat cycles.Read More
7-Up: A Brief History of Virginia Women US House Nominees
Women have been nominated to the U.S. House by major parties in Virginia for 14 consecutive cycles including winning a record-setting seven nominations in 2018.Read More
Horsford vs Hardy II and a History of Nevada US House Rematch Elections
The 4th CD race is the 10th rematch among major party nominees for the office in state history; each of the previous nine losers were unsuccessful in the rematch.Read More
Voting for No One
Nevadans head to the polls in their state primary Tuesday and thousands will cast their gubernatorial vote for ‘None of these candidates’ – an option provided to the voters in primary and general elections for more than 40 years. The magic number to watch is whether the percentage of underwhelmed voters for either party reaches…Read More
Will Scott Walker Win a 4th Straight Gubernatorial Election?
Over the last half-century, governors seeking a fourth consecutive victory at the ballot box have been successful in 12 out of 16 attempts.Read More
Keith Ellison Launches Rare Attorney General Bid by Minnesota Congressman
Only one previous sitting member of Congress has run for the state attorney general post in the Gopher State – more than a century ago.Read More