Nine state delegations currently have junior senators who are older than its senior senator.
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Only one DFL primary has been decided by single digits with the closest race involving an incumbent decided by 25 points.
A sweep of the state’s U.S. Senate seats and constitutional offices will give the party the largest partisan winning streak in Minnesota in a century.
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.
It is not a rarity to find a cycle with more than one state hosting elections for both U.S. Senate seats on the autumn ballot.
They will…if they hold all statewide offices, pick up the state house, and win a sixth congressional seat.
Appointees who had less than a year to run for their seat have historically fared notably better than those who had more than a year – but not in recent decades.
More than a dozen candidates who unsuccessfully ran for president since 1972 later ran for the U.S. Senate – just three were victorious.
Sitting or former U.S. Representatives have been elected to the U.S. Senate by Minnesotans in only four of 20 candidacies.
After Tina Smith is sworn in, four states will have all-female U.S. Senate delegations.