Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
Only three other governors have made more than one appointment to the chamber during the last 64 years.
Democrats and Republicans in 18 states have now set or tied their longest gubernatorial winning streak in party history.
Omar received the third largest percentage of the vote among the 140+ newly elected Gopher State U.S. Representatives since statehood.
The 2018 cycle is the first time since statehood in which two political parties each flipped more than one congressional seat.
The impressive Democratic electoral winning streak in Minnesota is not even the fifth biggest for the party across the country.
The party winning the U.S. House has won a majority of seats in the Minnesota House for 17 of the last 22 cycles including nine of the last 10.
Four states have had Democratic and Republican nominees on the ballot for 100+ straight elections; four states also own streaks dating back to the 1800s.
The frequency of non-major party candidates has declined over the last two decades, although nearly half who run continue to win 5+ percent of the vote.
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.