History suggests the nation is overdue for a record-setting U.S. Senate nail-biter and there are plenty of states that could serve up extremely close contests on November 8th.
Republicans would break a party record if eight U.S. Senate nominees are elected from states voting Democratic for president.
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.
Since 1972, 12 of the 27 Republican U.S. Senators to lose during presidential election cycles did so while the GOP White House nominee carried their state.
Only one female governor in history was the daughter of a governor and only a few others had parents serve at any level of elected office.
It has been 150 years since the last time a sitting elected official lost their seat and saw their chairmanship end in the same year.
After the 2016 election, 10 states could have a Republican governor and two Democratic U.S. Senators; only one state currently has the reverse.
Since 1972, all seven sitting U.S. Senators who ran for reelection in the cycle of their failed presidential bid won another term – each by double digits.
Barring multiple last minute withdrawals from the race, the 2016 GOP U.S. Senate field to replace Marco Rubio will be the largest in party history.
Kentucky became the sixth state where O’Malley has eclipsed one percent of the primary vote – all located in the South.