If the nation’s six most competitive seats flip in 2016, the upper legislative chamber will tie its mark for the lowest number of states with split delegations in the direct election era.
Florida, Wisconsin, and North Carolina are three of 18 states never to split their ticket by voting for a Democratic presidential nominee and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in the same cycle.
Four current members of the U.S. Senate hold seats once occupied by two former presidents; three future presidents once served alongside each other in the chamber.
Two Midwestern states have been in accord on their presidential vote choice 96 percent of the time while another pair has voted in concert during just 41 percent of such elections.
Iowa and Ohio have voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Midwestern state; Missouri and Minnesota have done so the least.
If nominated by his party in 2016, Hill would notch the second longest gap between major party nominations to the nation’s upper legislative chamber at 26 years.
Gregg vs Pence II would just be the second gubernatorial rematch in Indiana history and the first since 1834.
The last two election cycles with a race for the upper legislative chamber have produced rare meaningful primary races for the Indiana GOP.
None of the eight Indiana U.S. Senators who served longer than Coats left the chamber on their own terms.
Abraham Lincoln was the last president to attempt and never win a majority of the vote in a statewide race prior to winning the White House.