Prior to this current streak, the state had not endured more than three consecutive cycles with an open seat during the primary era.
The 54 speakers in U.S. history have come from less than two-dozen states, with speakers from five states collectively accounting for more than half the time in office.
Democrats are riding a 25-seat winning streak in Connecticut – the third best run for the party across the country over the last half-century.
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.
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.
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.
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.