When searching for episodic examples to bolster his policies in SOTU addresses, the president turns to the battleground states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Ohio more than any other.
Arizona is just the 15th most populous state, but 13 of its residents have been guests of the First Lady during President Obama's first five addresses - highest in the nation.
The only other Floridian with a shorter stint in the U.S. House served 141 years ago after successfully contesting the state's at-large Election of 1870.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the fifth woman from the GOP to deliver a televised opposition response and the second youngest member overall in a congressional leadership position to do so.
No U.S. Senator from Louisiana has appeared on a gubernatorial primary or general election ballot over the last 110 years.
Democratic U.S. Representatives honored Dr. King via press releases at more than three times the rate of Republicans over the holiday weekend
The partisan hold of nearly one-third of U.S. Senate seats have flipped in special elections over the last 100 years.
Gopher State voters have elected women to the lieutenant governor slot more than any other state - eight times since 1982 - tallying a record 31 consecutive years and counting.
NFL teams have made the playoffs just as frequently and won more Super Bowls during the last five years in their old stadiums as compared to the first five years in their new facilities.
Recycled losing major party nominees have won just 17 of 92 U.S. House races in Iowa history in subsequent races, with those running for a third time winless in nine attempts.
While four Senators file from addresses inside the beltway, one Midwesterner files from his hometown, population 373.
It has been 96 years since the last time a major party did not field a candidate in eight or more U.S. Senate races.
Only one of 14 U.S. Senate Minority Leaders in history have been defeated at the ballot box while no Senate party floor leader has ever lost when his party has netted seats in the chamber.
Two fewer U.S. Senators are dying in office per year on average over the past half-century than during the previous 60 years.