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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2012, 01:31:27 am »
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I guess this result was to be expected, given that LA was a one-party state back then. I still like to look back on it though.

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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2012, 04:27:35 pm »
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I've always considered Tom Kean's 1985 landslide victory to be the one against which all other are measured. He won 71% to 24%, carrying virtually every town in New Jersey, including Newark, Camden, and Jersey City. His margin of victory was so large, in fact, that he swept in 4 Republican Assemblymen in heavily Democratic, heavily urban Hudson County (Jersey City, Union City, Hoboken).
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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2012, 03:46:09 pm »
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Here's another good one.

Bear in mind that in this election, Schaefer was not an incumbent seeking reelection-- it was an open seat, and the Democrats had held the Governorship since 1969. Schaefer carried every county in the state, including uber-Republican Garrett County, with over 60% of the vote, and received 82% of the vote statewide.
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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2012, 04:49:35 pm »
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That was a weird election - Schaefer's opponent was Thomas Mooney, a conservative Democratic Delegate from PG County.
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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2012, 07:29:31 pm »
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A big landslide, to be sure, but diminished by the fact that Voinovich's opponent was a guy named "Fingerhut".

Jerry Springer probably would have done better.
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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2012, 03:35:34 am »
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Nelson in 2006 - getting 65% for a Democrat in Nebraska is a tough ask.
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« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2012, 08:07:34 pm »
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I've always considered Tom Kean's 1985 landslide victory to be the one against which all other are measured. He won 71% to 24%, carrying virtually every town in New Jersey, including Newark, Camden, and Jersey City. His margin of victory was so large, in fact, that he swept in 4 Republican Assemblymen in heavily Democratic, heavily urban Hudson County (Jersey City, Union City, Hoboken).
Yeah Kean won 60% of the urban vote in that Election. It would be impossible for a Republican to win a state or a US House Seat in Hudson County nowadays. Kean's Governor's Race  in 1981 against Jim Florio was close though. I would like to see a map of the 1981 Race but thats not on this site.
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« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2012, 08:21:32 pm »
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Nelson in 2006 - getting 65% for a Democrat in Nebraska is a tough ask.

Nelson won his second gubernatorial term with freaking 73.03%

And it was in 1994: a year hardly friendly for Democrats, unlike 2006.
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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2012, 12:49:06 am »
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I've always considered Tom Kean's 1985 landslide victory to be the one against which all other are measured. He won 71% to 24%, carrying virtually every town in New Jersey, including Newark, Camden, and Jersey City. His margin of victory was so large, in fact, that he swept in 4 Republican Assemblymen in heavily Democratic, heavily urban Hudson County (Jersey City, Union City, Hoboken).
Yeah Kean won 60% of the urban vote in that Election. It would be impossible for a Republican to win a state or a US House Seat in Hudson County nowadays. Kean's Governor's Race  in 1981 against Jim Florio was close though. I would like to see a map of the 1981 Race but thats not on this site.

Here, I made one myself using the data from this site.

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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2012, 01:10:59 am »
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Freudenthal's 2006 re-election in WY wasn't too shabby. Party just isn't all that important in governor's races.
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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2012, 12:12:39 pm »
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I've always considered Tom Kean's 1985 landslide victory to be the one against which all other are measured. He won 71% to 24%, carrying virtually every town in New Jersey, including Newark, Camden, and Jersey City. His margin of victory was so large, in fact, that he swept in 4 Republican Assemblymen in heavily Democratic, heavily urban Hudson County (Jersey City, Union City, Hoboken).
Yeah Kean won 60% of the urban vote in that Election. It would be impossible for a Republican to win a state or a US House Seat in Hudson County nowadays. Kean's Governor's Race  in 1981 against Jim Florio was close though. I would like to see a map of the 1981 Race but thats not on this site.

Here, I made one myself using the data from this site.


Wow Kean carried Union County. Republicans can't compete there anymore county wide even though a piece of NJ Congressional District 7 represented by Lenoard Lance(R) has towns that are in Union County.
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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2012, 03:14:46 pm »
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2006 was a year of very strange landslides.  You had Democrats winning landslides in Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee and Wyoming while Republicans won landslides in Hawaii, California, Connecticut and Vermont.
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« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2012, 03:32:08 pm »
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Charles Taylor's 1997 win was pretty impressive. How many other politicians could not only win but get 75% of the vote with the campaign slogan "He killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I will vote for him"? Of course, there was the concern he might resume the war he started if he lost, but you've got to be concerned about how effective a warlord would be as President.
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« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2012, 03:28:10 pm »
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How about David Boren's reelection to the Senate from Oklahoma in 1990?  As I understand, he carried every precinct in the state.
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« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2012, 05:15:03 pm »
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The 2004 Illinois Senate race between Obama and Alan Keyes was a pretty epic landslide. The 2010 SC senate race between Demint and Alvin Greene was pretty big too; I'd still love to meet 1 of the 27% of South Carolinians that voted for that clown.
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« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2012, 07:09:03 pm »
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List of Senators elected unopposed after the WWII:

John Thune (South Dakota, 2010)
Mike Crapo (Idaho, 2004)
David Pryor (Arkansas, 1990)
Sam Nunn (Georgia, 1990)
Thad Cochran (Mississippi, 1990)
John C. Stennis (Mississippi, 1976)
Robert Byrd (West Virginia, 1976)
Russell B. Long (Louisiana, 1974)
George Aiken (Vermont, 1968)
John L. McClellan (Arkansas, 1966)
Richard B. Russell (Georgia, 1966)
Allen J. Ellender (Louisiana, 1966)
John C. Stennis (Mississipi, 1964)
John L. McClellan (Arkansas, 1960)
Richard B. Russell (Georgia, 1960)
Strom Thurmond (South Carolina, 1960)
John C. Stennis (Mississippi, 1958)
J. Lister Hill (Alabama, 1956)
George Smathers (Florida, 1956)
Herman Talmadge (Georgia, 1956)
Russell B. Long (Louisiana, 1956)
Olin B. Johnson (South Carolina, 1956)
Strom Thurmond (South Carolina, 1956)
John L. McClellan (Arkansas, 1954)
Richard B. Russell (Georgia, 1954)
Allen J. Ellender (Louisiana, 1954)
James O. Eastland (Mississippi, 1954)
Sam Ervin (North Carolina, 1954)
Spessard Holland (Florida, 1952)
John C. Stennis (Mississippi, 1952)
J. William Fulbright (Arkansas, 1950)
Walter F. George (Georgia, 1950)
Olin B. Johnston (South Carolina, 1950)
Richard B. Russell (Georgia, 1948)
Allen J. Ellender (Louisiana, 1948)
James O. Eastland (Mississippi, 1948)
Burnet R. Maybank (South Carolina, 1948)
John Sparkman (Alabama, 1946)
Theodore G. Bilbo (Mississippi, 1946)

Became rare examples after end of the Solid South, but happens from time to time

List of Senator elected with no major party opposition after the WWII:

Mark Pryor (Arkansas, 2008)
Dick Lugar (Indiana, 2006)
Pat Roberts (Kansas, 2002)
John Kerry (Massachusetts, 2002)
Thad Cochran (Mississippi, 2002)
John Warner (Virginia, 2002)
Jon Kyl (Arizona, 2000)
John Warner (Virginia, 1990)
Howell Heflin (Alabama, 1978)
James B. Allen (Alabama, 1974)
Daniel Inouye (Hawaii, 1974)
A. Willis Robertson (Virginia, 1954)(/color]
Lister Hill (Alabama, 1950)
John L. McClellan (Arkansas, 1948)
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