Only one sitting or former state attorney general has been elected to the U.S. Senate in Illinois history – and none in nearly 200 years.
Only one statehood governor in U.S. history has subsequently served in the U.S. Senate from another state.
Eighteen freshmen U.S. Representatives from the 103rd Congress remain in office – more than each of the subsequent four classes.
Reichert is one of just two current members of the chamber to win elections by single digits in the first four election cycles of his congressional career.
GOP U.S. Senators who faced bona fide renomination battles over the last four cycles averaged 74 years of age, were 28 years older than their opponent, and had served 24+ years in the chamber; not so in 2018.