Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
The Yellowhammer State is tied with Kansas for the fewest years of sending lawmakers to the Senate from different political parties over the last century.
It’s been a quarter century since Democrats won U.S. House seats in both Kansas and Nebraska.
GOP U.S. Senators who faced bona fide renomination battles over the last four cycles averaged 74 years of age, were 28 years older than their opponent, and had served 24+ years in the chamber; not so in 2018.
Maryland’s last close Senate election took place during Nixon’s first midterm with four other states also not hosting a competitive contest since the 1970s.
A outright win by Jon Ossoff on Tuesday will end a pick-up drought of 19 specials in a row – tied for the largest streak since WWII.
Nearly one-quarter of major party nominees seeking rematches in U.S. House elections in the Sunflower State have been successful.
Not since before World War II have five U.S. House special elections been conducted during the first six months of a new Congress.
It has been 66 years since Kansas last held a special election to the U.S. House – fifth longest streak in the nation.
Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.