After Tina Smith is sworn in, four states will have all-female U.S. Senate delegations.Full Story
Doug Jones’ victory marks just the sixth time out of 56 attempts that an eight-election partisan U.S. Senate winning streak has come to an end during the direct election era.
Ten of the state’s 41 men and women who were sworn into the chamber served less than one year.
Next year will be the 54th time in which a state simultaneously hosts elections for each of its U.S. Senate seats; in only eight cases has the electorate split its vote between two parties.
There have been only seven intra-party nomination challenges to sitting presidents since 1972 with the earliest entrance into the race 16 months before Election Day.