After Tina Smith is sworn in, four states will have all-female U.S. Senate delegations.
Doug Jones’ victory marks just the sixth time out of 56 attempts that an eight-election partisan U.S. Senate winning streak has come to an end during the direct election era.
Ten of the state’s 41 men and women who were sworn into the chamber served less than one year.
Next year will be the 54th 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.
There have been only seven intra-party nomination challenges to sitting presidents since 1972 with the earliest entrance into the race 16 months before Election Day.
Five Kansans have served as secretaries of U.S. departments a total of six times since statehood.
The last time the party won less than 30 percent of U.S. House seats during a three-cycle stretch in the state was 1928-1930-1932.
Thirty-one of 175 specials conducted since 1913 have been held outside of November with just 22 during odd-numbered years.
There have been only three stretches during which no Gopher State U.S. House member was defeated over the last 135 years.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.