Kentucky-based politicians have run for president and failed more than a dozen times since statehood; none have ever won a presidential primary and none have received convention votes since 1952.
In 2016, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin may become just the sixth former governor in the last 100 years who then won a U.S. Senate seat only to return to his gubernatorial post.
Nominees from the nation’s largest third party set records in 10 states last cycle for the largest support ever recorded in a U.S. Senate election.
Floor leaders in the U.S. Senate have won reelection 87 percent of the time since the position was created in 1920.
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.
Four Republicans have already set state records for low water marks by a sitting GOP U.S. Senator in a primary election – after just eight contests
McConnell wins the lowest percentage of the primary vote among the last 22 Kentucky U.S. Senators vying for a renomination bid dating back to 1938.
Only one of 14 U.S. Senate Minority Leaders in history have been defeated at the ballot box while no Senate party floor leader has ever lost when his party has netted seats in the chamber.
McConnell is 1 of just 6 U.S. Senators in history to win three of their first five consecutive terms by single digits. Three subsequently retired. A fourth – Bob Packwood – resigned. The fifth? Harry Reid.
The Minority Leader has the longest Senate tenure in Kentucky history, even though the state’s two Senate seats have turned over 77 times, or an average of once per 2.8 years – the highest rate in the country.