With the addition of Gillibrand, the 2020 field ties 1972 and 2016 for the most sitting U.S. Senators running for president in the modern primary era.
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Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
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.
Despite crushing the record for the most U.S. Senate matchups between women female nominees in 2018, it is possible the number of women in the chamber will decrease next year.
Minnesota’s senior senator came less than a percentage point shy of the best showing in a contested Gopher State U.S. Senate primary.
Nine state delegations currently have junior senators who are older than its senior senator.
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.