The rate of gubernatorial candidates elected without the support of a majority of voters is at its highest level since the 1910s.
Over the last 50 years, just five pairs of incumbent governors and U.S. Senators from different political parties in the same state have been defeated.
It has been 20 years since the last time Republicans won a U.S. House race in the Bay State; the GOP losing streak has now reached a nation-worst 101 in a row.
It had been 22 years since the last time a member of the Bay State’s U.S. House delegation lost a renomination bid; only two of 220 incumbents have lost a primary since 1972.
Up to five female major party nominees will be on the ballot this November attempting to win their first gubernatorial election.
Four members of the U.S. House died on Independence Day while in office; North Carolina and Pennsylvania delegations have had the most pass on the 4th of July.
Bay State Republicans have lost 92 contests in a row and picked off just 2 of 294 Democratic-held Massachusetts U.S. House seats since 1944.
The newest member of the U.S. Senate breaks a record that had been held for 88 years – by a predecessor of his own Senate seat.
Markey is the 11th oldest candidate to win a U.S. Senate special election out of more than 170 men and women since the passage of the 17th Amendment.
Which two states have held seven special elections since 1913? Which two states have yet to hold one? And which Senator was elected via special election three times?