Since 1942, parties that gained at least 10 U.S. House seats in a general election were seven times more likely to have netted seats than lost seats in that cycle’s preceding specials.
A outright win by Jon Ossoff on Tuesday will end a pick-up drought of 19 specials in a row – tied for the largest streak since WWII.
Not since before World War II have five U.S. House special elections been conducted during the first six months of a new Congress.
It has been 145 years and 30 contests since the last time a party picked up a Georgia U.S. House seat in a special election.
Price could become the first female U.S. Representative to succeed her husband in a special election under circumstances other than his death.
The nation’s third largest political party notched by far its most successful election cycle in races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
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.
Unlike their GOP counterparts, Democrats have few states that have consistently backed the party’s eventual nominee over the last 40+ years.
The unusually competitive and crowded GOP field is lowering the bar to victory in many states.