It’s been nearly 60 years since Americans have elected a freshman U.S. Senator as old as the Alabama septuagenarian.
Only one ex- or sitting Maine U.S. Senator has ever been elected as governor of the Pine Tree State, and none in 160 years.
Only five out of 60 Republican appointed senators seeking to keep their seat over the last 100+ years lost their party’s nomination in the next election.
Maryland’s last close Senate election took place during Nixon’s first midterm with four other states also not hosting a competitive contest since the 1970s.
The Nevada lawmaker hopes to become the first female freshman U.S. Representative to win a Senate seat.
Only one of the 73 Republican U.S. House members from Trump states with Democratic US Senators on the 2018 ballot has mounted a challenge.
Just seven states have had an average victory margin of less than 10 points over the last three decades with North Carolina leading the pack.
An average of seven senators have retired from the chamber each cycle during the past quarter-century; no incumbent up for reelection next year has yet closed the door on a 2018 bid.
The 10 Trump states with Democratic incumbents have voted for senate nominees from the opposing party of the sitting president 62 percent of the time over the last 50 years.
The Republican Party’s hold on every congressional seat could increase from nine to 12 states after the 2018 cycle.