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.
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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.
Next year will be the 55th time in which a state simultaneously hosts elections for each of its U.S. Senate seats; in only eight cases has the electorate split its vote between two parties.
More than half of Minnesota U.S. Senators have not exited the chamber on their own terms.
Could Minnesota make history in 2020? Don’t count on it.