It has been more than 60 years since the last time Republicans held all U.S. House and Senate seats in the Hawkeye State.
The Alabama duo served alongside one another for the 27th longest stretch in the chamber’s history.
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.
The two Midwestern states have voted in unison in presidential elections nearly 90 percent of the time.
Democrats could pick off five of the 11 Republican-held seats held in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin (46 percent) – the second highest rate for the party in history.
Since 1972, 12 of the 27 Republican U.S. Senators to lose during presidential election cycles did so while the GOP White House nominee carried their state.
Midwestern states account for 40 percent of the cumulative female lieutenant gubernatorial service in U.S. history along with the three longest current streaks (Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin).
With Steve King easily brushing aside a top-tier GOP challenger on Tuesday, it has now been 66 years since the last incumbent from the Hawkeye State lost a renomination bid.
While female candidates have opportunities to pick up seats this November, some face challenging general election odds while others face stiff competition to win their party’s primary.