Tillerson left office quicker than nearly every other president’s first pick for secretary of state in history.
With Lamb’s win, eight out of the last 26 U.S. House seats to flip have been in districts where the winning party did not recruit a nominee during the most recent election cycle.
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.
Only one other Democratic nominee has avoided a primary runoff since 1994.
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.
The 12-state region will see its collective delegation decrease in size for the 10th consecutive decade, although at its lowest rate in a half-century.
Eight previous losing Mississippi U.S. Senate candidates, including two U.S. Representatives and two state legislators, have attempted a cumulative 18 comeback bids for the office – losing all 18 times.
Minnesota Democrats will have two open U.S. House seats for the first time in party history this cycle, but the state is no stranger to multiple retirements.
Only three presidential candidates have attempted a third major party bid after two failed attempts in the modern primary era.
They will…if they hold all statewide offices, pick up the state house, and win a sixth congressional seat.