Each of the Top 5 and eight of the Top 10 states which have most frequently elected U.S. Senators from a party other than the sitting president are located in the Midwest; five host contests in 2018.
There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.
The 12-state region will see its collective delegation decrease in size for the 10th consecutive decade, although at its lowest rate in a half-century.
The numbers do not add up to support the claim that Russian efforts to sour voters on Hillary Clinton and vote for Stein flipped three key states to Trump.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
Only one of the 73 Republican U.S. House members from Trump states with Democratic US Senators on the 2018 ballot has mounted a challenge.
The 10 Trump states with Democratic incumbents have voted for senate nominees from the opposing party of the sitting president 62 percent of the time over the last 50 years.
Heller is the only Republican among the 15 U.S. Senators who serve states in which their party holds a minority of U.S. House seats; a dozen (including Heller) are up for reelection in 2018.
Up to 11 women could run for reelection to the chamber in two years; the chamber’s all-time record is just six.
The 87-year old Democrat is still on track to become the second longest-serving member of the U.S. House in history during the 115th Congress.