A Hatch retirement could give Romney the longest stretch between losing and winning U.S. Senate campaigns among major party nominees in the chamber’s history.
The party could extend its consecutive statewide election streak to 10 for the first time in more than half a century.
10 losing Republican gubernatorial nominees or primary candidates have appeared on the ballot for the office a second time – with just one becoming governor.
Jeff Flake is the eighth member of the chamber to call it quits after a single full term this century and the 43rd to do so since 1914.
Only six out of more than two-dozen major party nominees have successfully knocked an incumbent out of office in a gubernatorial rematch.
Flake will tie Ralph Cameron for the shortest tenure in the chamber in state history.
Only five of 55 U.S. Senate partisan winning streaks of eight in a row have been halted in the subsequent contest during direct election era.
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More than two-dozen former governors have been reelected back to their old seat over the last half-century.
Only two major party candidates from Washington have lost general election bids for governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House since statehood.