If you, like millions of other people, are glued to your TV watching U.S. presidential election coverage, you hear comments and jokes about both the Republican and Democratic party thrown around by everyone. Saturday Night Live also offers parodies of members of both parties, and while exaggerated, these impressions often aren’t too off base. While much of what we hear is speculation, both parties have long and rich histories filled with interesting facts that will impress your friends at your next dinner party. Here are ten facts you should know about the Republican party.
Economic Track Record
90% of American recessions since 1953 have taken place while a Republican was president.
Women vs. Men
As of 2015, the Republican party only has 28 female congress members, while the Democratic party has 76.