Democrats in four states have never won three-fifths of the gubernatorial vote in electoral history – that could change in two states in 2018.
Only one previous senator in history has been elected to the chamber without a majority of the vote three times.
By contrast, one state’s voters have given each of its last 11 elected governors at least two terms in office dating back to the mid-1920s.
Doug Jones’ victory last month brings the total of senators elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote to 14 – tied for the most in 95+ years.
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.
No member of the U.S. House has quit their office from Alaska and Utah; no U.S. Senator has resigned from Arizona and Hawaii.
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.
You can win over some of the people some of the time, but Murkowski has not won over a majority of Alaskan voters any of the time.
The nation’s third largest political party notched by far its most successful election cycle in races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
Republicans would break a party record if eight U.S. Senate nominees are elected from states voting Democratic for president.