- October 3
- September 23
- September 9
- August 22
- August 20
- August 13
- August 2
- July 19
- June 23
- June 9
- June 2
- May 28
- May 17
- May 13
- April 29
- April 19
- April 12
- March 25
Since 1972, what presidential hopeful announced a candidacy the latest and went on to win the Democratic nomination?
- March 17
Who was the last person elected president whose only public office was being a member of the Cabinet?
- March 7
Who was the last former governor to get elected to the House?
- March 4
In the elections of the past century, what sitting senator came the closest to reaching the White House, but never did?
- February 22
What year was the first time a former astronaut ran for public office?
- February 17
Who was the last Democratic governor who resigned his or her office because of a scandal?
- February 12
What sitting mayor got the most primary votes in his or her bid for the presidency?
- February 1
Who was the first female senator to launch a presidential bid?
- January 29
Who was the first person to announce a serious presidential candidacy on a TV program?
- January 17
Who was the last unsuccessful presidential nominee who ran for president again more than four years after his defeat?
- January 11
Before Martha McSally, who was the last person appointed to the Senate in the same year he or she was DEFEATED in a bid for the Senate?
- January 4
Who was the first U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations who later ran for public office?
- December 14
Who was the last congressman forced to resign his seat over allegations of a stolen election?
- December 11
Who was the last woman appointed to the Senate who was defeated in her bid to keep the seat?
- December 3
Who was the last Republican to lose a Senate race in Mississippi?
- November 15
When was the last time a member of the Cabinet quit or was fired the day after an election?
- November 10
What state has gone the longest since last electing a Democrat as governor?
- October 26
In the past half century, who was the most senior woman of the House to be defeated in her bid for re-election?
- October 21
Who was the last person to serve as mayor and later go on to become president?
- October 10
Who was the last defeated Supreme Court nominee to later run for office?
- October 1
Who was the last member of the House to win re-election while under indictment?
- September 20
Since World War II, what first term elected president suffered the worst net loss in his party’s House and Senate seats in the midterm election?
- September 17
Who was the last senator to die in office and be replaced by his widow?
- August 31
Who was the last former governor to regain his or her job after a period of absence?
- August 26
Before Kansas’ Jeff Colyer, who lost to Kris Kobach in this year’s GOP primary, who was the last un-elected Republican governor to be toppled in a primary?
- August 12
Who was the most recent African-American member of the House who came to Congress by ousting a white incumbent?
- August 2
Who was the last Virginian to serve as governor, a member of the U.S. Senate AND a member of the House?
- July 30
Who was the last American presidential candidate born in France?
- July 20
Since World War II, what Supreme Court nominee named by a Republican president received the most no votes from Senate Republicans?
- July 17
Before Joe Crowley in New York, who was the last male Democratic member of the House beaten in the primary by a non-incumbent woman?
- July 3
When was the last time a state held two Senate elections at the same time, and the two winners were from different parties?
- June 22
When was the last time a horse won the Triple Crown in an election year when either the House or Senate switched party control?
- June 14
Who was the last female member of Congress to lose her seat in a primary?
- June 10
Other than Richard Nixon, who was the most recent president to have served in the House and Senate, as well as vice president?
- June 4
Before Mike Pence, who was the last vice president whose sibling ran for office while he was still VP?
- May 11
Who was the last senator defeated for re-election who later went on to win the governorship?
- May 5
Who was the last first lady born in the same hometown as her husband?
- April 19
Who was the last House speaker to announce his retirement but serve out his final term?
- April 16
In the past 40 years, who was the first senator whose political career ended because of alleged sexual harassment?
- March 23
Who was the last adult film actress to not only declare a bid for office but also make it to a primary?
- March 19
Who was the last Democratic member of the House to win a Senate race in Texas?
- March 8
Who was the last Republican member of Congress who was defeated for voting against gun restrictions?
- March 2
Who was the last Republican senator to announce his retirement, change his mind and run again, only to be defeated in November?
- February 12
What African-American female presidential candidate received the most votes in a general election?
- February 3
When was the last presidential election that featured two major party nominees who were born on the East Coast?
- January 29
When was the last presidential year in which neither the Democratic nor Republican winner in the Nevada primaries or caucuses became their parties’ nominees?
- January 13
Who was the last unsuccessful presidential nominee — not serving in the Senate — who later won a Senate seat?
- January 7
Before Tina Smith in Minnesota, who was the last woman appointed to fill a vacancy in the Senate?