Six women under 40 are currently seeking major party gubernatorial nominations this year.
After Tina Smith is sworn in, four states will have all-female U.S. Senate delegations.
Only one sitting or former state attorney general has been elected to the U.S. Senate in Illinois history – and none in nearly 200 years.
The Nevada lawmaker hopes to become the first female freshman U.S. Representative to win a Senate seat.
Women running for governor in New Jersey have won their party’s nomination each of the last four times they have appeared on the primary ballot since 1993.
Missouri may be the most likely state to host the 17th U.S. Senate race between two female major party nominees next cycle.
Only one Republican woman will have served longer in the chamber than the Florida congresswoman at the end of this term.
Only 2 of the 43 men and women to serve in Congress from Wyoming have subsequently been elected governor; none have even landed on the primary ballot in more than 65 years.
However, nearly one in six governors of the Palmetto State did not finish their term.
No sitting member of the U.S. House from South Dakota has ever appeared on a gubernatorial primary or general election ballot; just two ex-U.S. Representatives ever ran for the office.