Since 2001, a caucus’ control of the nation’s upper legislative chamber has been as slim as two or fewer seats 35 percent of the time.Full Story
Doug Jones’ victory last month brings the total of senators elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote to 14 – tied for the most in 95+ years.
Appointees who had less than a year to run for their seat have historically fared notably better than those who had more than a year – but not in recent decades.
More than a dozen candidates who unsuccessfully ran for president since 1972 later ran for the U.S. Senate – just three were victorious.
Sitting or former U.S. Representatives have been elected to the U.S. Senate by Minnesotans in only four of 20 candidacies.