Despite losses by Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan this cycle, female U.S. Senators have been reelected to the chamber at nearly the same rate (84 percent) as males (87 percent) over the last quarter-century.
Control of the upper legislative chamber has flipped in just one out of five cycles since 1914.
A study of 2014 U.S. Senate race ratings finds the odds of a pick-up in Iowa’s race between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst are closer to 50-50 than any other contest in the country.
Open seat races in Michigan and Iowa have led the way with the highest percentage of undecided voters in 2014 polling among the 16 states with key U.S. Senate contests.
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.
Vance McAllister’s political half-life may be running out, but he won’t quite have the briefest stint in the U.S. House from the Pelican State – that would be Effingham Lawrence at just one day.
If Rep. McAllister does not resign, his 2014 opponents will have a treasure trove of statements from the congressman saying one thing and doing another.
One out of 12 Louisiana U.S. Representatives have exited and then returned to the chamber, including a 32-year hiatus by one Pelican State congressman.
No U.S. Senator from Louisiana has appeared on a gubernatorial primary or general election ballot over the last 110 years.
While four Senators file from addresses inside the beltway, one Midwesterner files from his hometown, population 373.