Two congressmen drowned while in office; one former U.S. Representative drowned on the Titanic and another on Independence Day.
Maryland has elected blacks to the U.S. House at the highest rate in the nation since 1870; 25 states have yet to elect any African-Americans to the chamber.
Brown might be considering a presidential run, but very few presidents since Lincoln lost their last statewide race.
Pennsylvanians have elected a governor of the party of the sitting president in only 1 of the last 19 contests dating back to 1938; Democrats are 1-16 since 1860 with a Democrat in the White House.
Wisconsin voters have elected a governor from a different political party than the sitting president in 26 of the last 31 elections dating back to 1932; the GOP is 15-4 with a Democrat in the White House while Democrats are 1-18.
Hunting moose...hunting ducks...cleaning a shotgun...a half-dozen members of Congress learned too late about the importance of firearms safety.
The Volunteer State's previous Republican U.S. Senate incumbents won their primary contests by an average of 91 points.
Election Day is only 442 days away, but these members of the House of Representatives still don't have their reelection websites up and running...
Nine of Maine's last 11 open U.S. House seats have been decided by single digits over the last 50 years.
Only four of 30 incumbent governors from the Gem State have lost their nomination bids in state history, with just two in the last 100+ years.
Nearly 40 percent of plurality vote winners of U.S. Senate contests have lost their seat in the next election; three are on the ballot in 2014 (Begich, Franken, Merkley).
Gopher State Republicans have not had a competitive gubernatorial primary since 1924.
The GOP is coming off its most competitive Senate primary since 1934; Julianne Ortman will become the 10th female GOP U.S. Senate primary candidate if she wins (or ignores) her party's endorsement.
No incumbent U.S. Senator has lost a general election race coming off a victory in which he did not face a major party opponent.
Six alumni of The Hill's "Most Beautiful" list lost election bids in 2012; nearly 40 percent of officeholders to make the list have been defeated, resigned in scandal, or retired from political office.