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.
Barr sought to become the first former Republican U.S. Representative from Georgia to win back a seat to the chamber in Peach State history.
Media election forecasters can only agree on one slot of the Top 12 U.S. Senate seats most likely to change control after the November elections.
Only one of eight run-off bound first place primary finishers in a Georgia U.S. Senate race went on to win the seat; Perdue is also coming off the lowest ever first place finish by either party in Georgia U.S. Senate primary history.
The 2014 field has a record number of GOP U.S. Senate candidates in the Peach State; one out of four Georgia U.S. Senate races have resulted in run-offs since 1968.
Elections in Georgia and Louisiana could bring the number of physicians in the Senate in 2015 to its highest level in 150+ years.
More than two-dozen Georgia U.S. Senators and Representatives had family members who previously served in Congress – but none since Sam Nunn in 1972.
The former U.S. Representative seeks to become the first Georgia Republican to return to the U.S. House after a gap in service and just the second from any party in the state since the end of World War II.
The five U.S. Senators who have announced their retirement during the 113th Congress are 10 years older on average than any ‘retiring class’ from the chamber over the last five decades.