Minnesotans have never flipped a U.S. Senate seat in back-to-back-to-back elections.
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Nearly 40 percent of plurality vote winners of U.S. Senate contests have lost their seat in the next election; three are on the ballot in 2014 (Begich, Franken, Merkley).
The GOP is coming off its most competitive Senate primary since 1934; Julianne Ortman will become the 10th female GOP U.S. Senate primary candidate if she wins (or ignores) her party’s endorsement.
Minnesota has the most living former Senators with eight while six states have only one (Hawaii, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming).
Only three U.S. Senators in history had a name earlier in the alphabet than the budding 2014 Republican Senate candidate; no Minnesotan has ever topped the chamber’s roll call list.
On a recent episode of Jeopardy!, none of the contestants could identify the state from which Coleman served as U.S. Senator and mayor – but had no problem with Loretta Sanchez, Jim Webb, Arlen Specter, or Michael Bloomberg.
His words say ‘no’ but his campaign manager floats a ‘maybe.’ Does the three-term congressman still have one toe in Minnesota’s 2014 Senate pool?
Will he or won’t he? Until we know for sure, here is a profile of the nine U.S. Senators from the Gopher State who previously served in the nation’s lower legislative chamber.
Two Minnesota-born U.S. Senators have been elected to seats outside of the Gopher State over the last two cycles.
Kurt Bills is running 22 points behind his party’s presidential nominee in Minnesota according to a new Star Tribune poll – on pace to eclipse the worst-ever mark of -17 points since the DFL merger in 1944.