No sitting member of the U.S. House from South Dakota has ever appeared on a gubernatorial primary or general election ballot; just two ex-U.S. Representatives ever ran for the office.
For the first time in Minnesota history, every member elected to the state delegation was 50+ years old.
Heller is the only Republican among the 15 U.S. Senators who serve states in which their party holds a minority of U.S. House seats; a dozen (including Heller) are up for reelection in 2018.
Up to 11 women could run for reelection to the chamber in two years; the chamber’s all-time record is just six.
The New Hampshire duo becomes the seventh set of ex-governors from the same state to simultaneously serve in the U.S. Senate in the 21st Century.
Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.