Only two major party candidates from Washington have lost general election bids for governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House since statehood.
No state has held more special elections to the chamber since the year the U.S. entered WW II, and only four states have held them at a higher rate.
Price lasted less than a quarter of the time on the job than the average HHS secretary.
It’s been a quarter century since Democrats won U.S. House seats in both Kansas and Nebraska.
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.
No appointed US Senator has ever won a primary runoff and only two incumbents who placed second in the initial primary have done so.
Mary Jo Walters will attempt to achieve what no primary challenger has accomplished against a sitting Democratic Wisconsin U.S. Senator: win even 15 percent of the primary vote.
Only one sitting or former state attorney general has been elected to the U.S. Senate in Illinois history – and none in nearly 200 years.
Only one statehood governor in U.S. history has subsequently served in the U.S. Senate from another state.
Eighteen freshmen U.S. Representatives from the 103rd Congress remain in office – more than each of the subsequent four classes.