Only six defeated female U.S. Senate nominees have subsequently appeared on a general election ballot; no defeated female U.S. Senator has yet tried.Full Story
The early bird doesn’t always get the worm, but it rarely pays to be the last to arrive to the presidential party – only one such candidate has claimed the nomination since 1972.
Democrats have never nominated a westerner for their presidential or vice-presidential slots.
The current field of announced and likely candidates has amassed 107 winning campaigns against 22 losses; six candidates are batting 1.000.
If nominated by his party in 2016, Hill would notch the second longest gap between major party nominations to the nation’s upper legislative chamber at 26 years.