Pritzker Cruises to State Record in Illinois Primary
The Democrat appears to have recorded the most support in a contested primary by an Illinois governor.Read More
Alaska, Illinois Could See Unusual Three-Peat This November
Over the last 50 years, governors have been knocked out of office in three straight elections in just four states.Read More
Libertarians, Third Parties Set Multiple Records in 2020 US Senate Elections
Nine third party or independent candidates made the record books in U.S. Senate elections across the nation.Read More
Biden Wins Presidency With Record-Tying Low of Four Midwestern States
Overall even victorious Democratic nominees have barely carried a majority of states in the 12-state region.Read More
States, States Everywhere But Nary a Bellwether in Sight
Wisconsin saw its streak backing the eventual Democratic presidential nominee in every primary since 1972 end when voters backed Bernie Sanders in 2016.Read More
How Many Midwestern States Does the 2020 Democratic Nominee Need to Carry to Win the Presidency?
Democratic nominees have won the White House in every cycle since the formation of the Republican Party in which they carried at least half of the region’s states.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
How Big of a Footprint Will Sam McCann Leave in Illinois’ 2018 Gubernatorial Race?
Less than 1 in 10 third party or independent candidates for governor in Illinois history have won five percent of the vote.Read More
Rauner Records Weakest Primary Performance by an Illinois GOP Governor in 90 Years
No elected governor from either party in the Prairie State has survived a narrower primary victory since the first such contest in 1908.Read More
2020 Midwestern Reapportionment Preview
The 12-state region will see its collective delegation decrease in size for the 10th consecutive decade, although at its lowest rate in a half-century.Read More