North Dakota Republicans Eye Rare Competitive Gubernatorial Primary
The 2016 race ends a streak of eight uncontested GOP primaries and is the first in 70 years with three candidates on the ballot.Read More
115th Congress Could Have Fewest Split US Senate Delegations in History
If the nation’s six most competitive seats flip in 2016, the upper legislative chamber will tie its mark for the lowest number of states with split delegations in the direct election era.Read More
The Dirty Dozen: 12 States Never to Appear on Michelle Obama’s SOTU Guest List
More than 160 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first State of the Union speech in 2010, but none from 12 states.Read More
Will Heidi Heitkamp Attempt a Gubernatorial Comeback?
Just two of 15 failed North Dakota gubernatorial candidates won on a subsequent run at the office – none have tried since 1972.Read More
Midwestern Sister States and Distant Cousins in Presidential Elections
Two Midwestern states have been in accord on their presidential vote choice 96 percent of the time while another pair has voted in concert during just 41 percent of such elections.Read More
Which State Is the Most Midwestern (In Presidential Elections)?
Iowa and Ohio have voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Midwestern state; Missouri and Minnesota have done so the least.Read More
Slam Dunk: Will 36 Record Presidential Winning Streaks Continue in 2016?
Three-dozen states are currently in the midst of their longest Democratic or Republican presidential winning streaks.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
Republicans Winning Midwestern Governorships at Near Record Rate
At 82 percent this decade, the GOP is enjoying its highest winning percentage in gubernatorial elections in the region since the 1920s.Read More
Which States Have the Longest and Shortest Election Day Voting Hours?
Residents in some North Dakota towns have less than half as many hours to cast their ballots as those in New York State.Read More