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.
Brown is just the fourth U.S. Senate candidate in history to face major party female nominees in three different cycles; he is also the first to lose in two of them.
Up to five female major party nominees will be on the ballot this November attempting to win their first gubernatorial election.
A primary victory will make Brown just the fourth U.S. Senate candidate in history to face major party female nominees in three different cycles; he could also become the first to lose in two of them.
At least one member of Maine’s delegation to the U.S. House was born in the Pine Tree State since 1821 including 94 percent of those elected since 1877.
Only three previous major party gubernatorial tickets in history had female nominees for both governor and lieutenant governor; none have reached 40 percent.
No female Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania has eclipsed the 20 percent mark in a primary to date; only seven of 165 Democratic and GOP primary candidates in state history have been women.