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.
Iowa U.S. Representatives have successfully defended each of their last 187 renomination bids over the last 66 years.
Since 1988, 27 of Iowa’s 99 counties have backed every winner of the Republican statewide caucus vote.
Just a dozen counties in the Hawkeye State have backed every winner of the party’s caucus since 1980.
A full seven day gap between Iowa and New Hampshire has occurred in seven of the 12 presidential cycles since 1972.