They will…if they hold all statewide offices, pick up the state house, and win a sixth congressional seat.
Sitting and ex-Tennessee U.S. Representatives have been victorious in eight of 22 U.S. Senate bids over the last century.
A Wall Street Journal column about Ellison’s attendance with the Nation of Islam leader at a 2013 dinner hosted by the President of Iran is not exactly making the rounds in the Gopher State.
The party has only netted congressional seats in the Keystone State during just three of the last 26 general elections since 1966.
Ryan is currently #20 in all-time service and will sit at #17 at the close of the 115th Congress.
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.
There have been only three stretches during which no Gopher State U.S. House member was defeated over the last 135 years.
Only one Utahan has won more support in a race involving both major party nominees out of 127 U.S. House third party and independent candidates to appear on the ballot since 1932.
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.