Price could become the first female U.S. Representative to succeed her husband in a special election under circumstances other than his death.
Midwestern states account for 40 percent of the cumulative female lieutenant gubernatorial service in U.S. history along with the three longest current streaks (Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin).
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.
McGinty is the 10th woman to appear on a Pennsylvania Democratic or Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot.
While female candidates have opportunities to pick up seats this November, some face challenging general election odds while others face stiff competition to win their party’s primary.
The former California CEO still fell short of notching the most successful presidential campaign by a Republican woman in party history.
Incumbent female U.S. Senators have won 91 percent of their reelection contests against female challengers.
Just one gubernatorial first lady has ever been elected to the U.S. House
Only six defeated female U.S. Senate nominees have subsequently appeared on a general election ballot; no defeated female U.S. Senator has yet tried.
Despite losses by Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan this cycle, female U.S. Senators have been reelected to the chamber at nearly the same rate (84 percent) as males (87 percent) over the last quarter-century.