Only 56 percent of appointed U.S. Senators running to keep their seat have been victorious over the last half-century.
Bentley’s tenure lasted just 10 days shy of Guy Hunt who was removed from office 24 years prior.
The Alabama duo served alongside one another for the 27th longest stretch in the chamber’s history.
Each of the three congresses have convened during the last 20 years.
Even victorious Democratic nominees have a few rotten eggs on their electoral scorecards, with 10 failing to win even 30 percent of the vote across nearly three-dozen states.
GOP U.S. Senators continue to win renomination, but many state party records are falling each cycle for the worst ever showings by a Republican incumbent.
More than 160 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first State of the Union speech in 2010, but none from 12 states.
Not only are Democrats losing gubernatorial elections at a rate not seen in 100+ years, but the party’s nominees are losing badly.
More than 135 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first SOTU speech in 2010, but none from 16 states.
Ten of the 34 states with U.S. Senate races in 2014 found the Democratic Party endure one of its three worst performances in the direct election era.