If Democrats win the White House and net just four U.S. Senate seats this November, they will lose their majority status in the chamber by January 20th should Clinton pick Brown, Cory Booker, or Elizabeth Warren as her running mate.
Sanders’ 15-point victory was the closest Democratic race in the Mountain State since before the Great Depression.
It has been 142 years since the last time an independent U.S. House candidate from Kansas won 10 percent of the vote.
The Texas U.S. Senator was the first Republican in and nearly the last one out, notching a rare failed campaign of more than 400 days.
Five states (plus two yet to vote) will keep their perfect records intact for backing the eventual Republican nominee in the modern primary era; two states lost their bellwether status this cycle.
The last time 20 or more Republican U.S. Senators ran for reelection was in 1926 – the party lost seven seats that cycle including six freshmen.
The magic number of the 2016 cycle may at times seem out of reach, but it is all around us – if you know where to look.