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.
Several older members of the nation’s lower legislative chamber aren’t convinced they need a functioning campaign website, and it’s hard to argue with a group that just got elected by an average of 61 points.
Six states have elected black candidates in more than 10 percent of its U.S. House elections conducted since MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech; 24 states haven’t elected any.
The eight tightest gubernatorial races in the country all involve incumbents and the 2014 cycle could yield the most gubernatorial races decided by less than a point since at least 1900.
Control of the upper legislative chamber has flipped in just one out of five cycles since 1914.
Turnout dropped only 20 percent from May’s runoff in the second closest U.S. Senate primary runoff in Georgia history.