Just seven states have had an average victory margin of less than 10 points over the last three decades with North Carolina leading the pack.
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.
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.
The five-candidate field was the largest across the 78 Democratic and Republican primaries conducted for the office in the state since 1912.
If the nation’s six most competitive seats flip in 2016, the upper legislative chamber will tie its mark for the lowest number of states with split delegations in the direct election era.
Montana has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Western state; Hawaii has done so the least.
Not only did the 2012 map record the lowest ever rate of states flipping from the previous cycle, but the country is also currently in the midst of its lowest rate of change across the last three-, four-, five-, six-, seven-, eight-, and nine-cycle periods.
North Carolina has hosted the most competitive races for the U.S. Senate over the last quarter-century with Colorado, New Jersey, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota close behind.
In 2016, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin may become just the sixth former governor in the last 100 years who then won a U.S. Senate seat only to return to his gubernatorial post.