If Democrats pick off three of the state’s four vulnerable GOP seats this November, Republicans will send its smallest delegation to the chamber in 105+ years.
The frequency of non-major party candidates has declined over the last two decades, although nearly half who run continue to win 5+ percent of the vote.
The political environment is in place to give Democrats their best chance to win in the deep red state.
Democrats and Republicans in six states have still never nominated a woman to its top executive office.
Over the last 170+ years, each of the last 15 times a U.S. House Speaker retired, resigned, or died in office, his party held the seat.
Over the last 105 years, only one state has never elected a Republican U.S. Senator while a fellow GOPer served in the White House –…
Each of the Top 5 and eight of the Top 10 states which have most frequently elected U.S. Senators from a party other than the sitting president are located in the Midwest; five host contests in 2018.
Democrats have to defend plenty more competitive seats this cycle, but a bad November for Republicans could write them into the history books.
Of the nearly 200 appointments made to the U.S. Senate since the ratification of the 17th Amendment, just five had previously served in the legislative body.