Only one Indiana Republican primary has been decided by less than 40 points since the primary was restored in 1953.
Twenty-four candidates – 14 Republicans and 10 Democrats – were on Tuesday’s U.S. Senate primary ballot in Maryland, tying the mark for the most major…
McGinty is the 10th woman to appear on a Pennsylvania Democratic or Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot.
No Republican presidential primary has been decided by less than 20 points in state history with winners landing north of 60 percent of the vote in every cycle.
Of the 134 sitting freshman U.S. Representatives in state history, 131 ran for reelection and one ran for the U.S. Senate – leaving only Graham and one other Floridian who did not seek reelection to Capitol Hill after one term.
While female candidates have opportunities to pick up seats this November, some face challenging general election odds while others face stiff competition to win their party’s primary.
No popularly elected U.S. Senator from Kansas has ever lost a renomination bid.
The embattled Tennessee U.S. Representative narrowly escaped a primary loss in 2014 to avoid becoming just the second GOP incumbent from the state in 60+ years to lose a renomination bid.
Just three states have elected at least one Republican to the House of Representatives in every cycle since the founding of the party in 1854; eight other states have streaks dating back to the 19th Century.
If the nation’s six most competitive seats flip in 2016, the upper legislative chamber will tie its mark for the lowest number of states with split delegations in the direct election era.