Since 1942, parties that gained at least 10 U.S. House seats in a general election were seven times more likely to have netted seats than lost seats in that cycle’s preceding specials.
A outright win by Jon Ossoff on Tuesday will end a pick-up drought of 19 specials in a row – tied for the largest streak since WWII.
Nearly one-quarter of major party nominees seeking rematches in U.S. House elections in the Sunflower State have been successful.
The six-year stretch of divided government during the 112th-114th Congresses was tied for the third longest period in U.S. history.
The race to fill Xavier Becerra’s seat has five more candidates on the ballot than the previous high in California set during 2006’s 50th CD contest.
It has been more than 60 years since the last time Republicans held all U.S. House and Senate seats in the Hawkeye State.
Only 13 Democratic U.S. Representatives in state party history have opted not to run for reelection – no two in the same cycle.
No Utah U.S. Representative who won their seat by 25+ points has ever been defeated in the subsequent general election.
Not since before World War II have five U.S. House special elections been conducted during the first six months of a new Congress.
Democrats have won 55 percent of statewide elections in Montana over the last quarter-century, but the party’s 11-cycle losing streak for the state’s at-large U.S. House seat is its longest in history.