Four states have had Democratic and Republican nominees on the ballot for 100+ straight elections; four states also own streaks dating back to the 1800s.
Only one previous senator in history has been elected to the chamber without a majority of the vote three times.
Treasure State Republicans may produce their 11th plurality winner for the office in next Tuesday’s primary; each of the previous 10 lost the general election.
Doug Jones’ victory last month brings the total of senators elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote to 14 – tied for the most in 95+ years.
No state’s U.S. House delegation has ever increased from a single, at-large representative to multiple members after two censuses.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
The Sunshine State is one of only three in which the Republican Party has failed to win consecutive races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
Only one of the 73 Republican U.S. House members from Trump states with Democratic US Senators on the 2018 ballot has mounted a challenge.
The 10 Trump states with Democratic incumbents have voted for senate nominees from the opposing party of the sitting president 62 percent of the time over the last 50 years.
The Republican Party’s hold on every congressional seat could increase from nine to 12 states after the 2018 cycle.