No former governor has ever won a U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota, with the last sitting governor to do so 70 years ago.
Ohio has been the most politically divided state in the country in presidential elections for the last 184 years - boasting the lowest average victory margin and the largest number and percentage of races decided by less than five points.
Chuck Grassley, Jeff Flake, Jim DeMint, and Kent Conrad have warned about budgetary fiscal cliffs for years.
With only four Democratic U.S. Representatives elected from Ohio in 2012, the Buckeye State is sending the smallest number and percentage of allies of a newly-elected president to D.C. in state history.
North Dakota's Rick Berg and Montana's Denny Rehberg were the latest Republican victims of a rich history of split-ticket voting in their respective states.
Californians and New Yorkers will comprise a record percentage of the Democratic caucus when the 113th Congress convenes in January at nearly 30 percent.
The 2012 presidential election is the only cycle since the birth of the two-party system in 1828 to be decided by less than 15 points nationally and yet have less than 10 percent of its contests decided by fewer than five points.
The three states have not been represented by two Republicans in the U.S. Senate for a combined 244 years and counting.
Democratic nominees have won 144 U.S. House contests in a row in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and Rhode Island.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are not alone in failing to carry their home states this election cycle, although theirs is the first such ticket in 40 years.
Five candidates set all-time statewide records for non-major party candidates in U.S. Senate races this cycle.
Minnesota joins Virginia as the only states with 10+ consecutive cycle stretches backing Democratic and Republican presidential nominees in state history.
Heller is the first Republican in Nevada to be elected to the U.S. Senate while the state votes for the Democratic presidential nominee since the introduction of popular vote elections.
Republican nominee Dan Bongino wins just over 25 percent of the vote - the lowest ever mark for either major party across 35 U.S. Senate contests in state history.
Ryan's 11-point victory Tuesday was down nearly 20 points from his previous seven wins in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District.
Only John Frémont in 1856 lost his home state by a larger margin than Romney out of 100+ major party presidential nominees on the ballot since the formation of the Democratic Party in 1828.
Democratic pick-ups by Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster in the Granite State's two U.S. House districts gives New Hampshire the nation's first ever all-female D.C. delegation.
All eyes on Virginia, Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania...you know the rest...
More than a half-dozen contests in the five-state region could be decided by single digits.
Early expectations of a Republican takeover of the nation's upper legislative chamber may have lost steam, but close races still abound.
Western states to provide high drama late Tuesday down the ballot.
Obama set the all-time Democratic presidential statewide victory margin marks in Delaware and Vermont (and D.C.) four years ago.
A dozen media outlets still yield 10 different battleground state maps less than a week from Election Day, with an average of nine states and 114 electoral votes hanging in the balance.