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.
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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.
The 7th CD U.S. Representative currently sits at #7 on Minnesota’s all-time congressional service list.
The election of Hillary Clinton – let alone the GOP nominee – will likely close off the oft-rumored pathway to the Supreme Court for Minnesota’s popular senior Senator
Nominees from the nation’s largest third party set records in 10 states last cycle for the largest support ever recorded in a U.S. Senate election.