Only 56 percent of appointed U.S. Senators running to keep their seat have been victorious over the last half-century.
No member of the U.S. House has quit their office from Alaska and Utah; no U.S. Senator has resigned from Arizona and Hawaii.
Since 1942, parties that gained at least 10 U.S. House seats in a general election were seven times more likely to have netted seats than lost seats in that cycle’s preceding specials.
A outright win by Jon Ossoff on Tuesday will end a pick-up drought of 19 specials in a row – tied for the largest streak since WWII.
Nearly one-quarter of major party nominees seeking rematches in U.S. House elections in the Sunflower State have been successful.
Bentley’s tenure lasted just 10 days shy of Guy Hunt who was removed from office 24 years prior.
The six-year stretch of divided government during the 112th-114th Congresses was tied for the third longest period in U.S. history.
Three of the six successful independent U.S. Senate candidates in the direct election era only faced one major party opponent on the general election ballot.
The race to fill Xavier Becerra’s seat has five more candidates on the ballot than the previous high in California set during 2006’s 50th CD contest.
It has been more than 60 years since the last time Republicans held all U.S. House and Senate seats in the Hawkeye State.