No member of the U.S. House has quit their office from Alaska and Utah; no U.S. Senator has resigned from Arizona and Hawaii.
The six-year stretch of divided government during the 112th-114th Congresses was tied for the third longest period in U.S. history.
Three of the six successful independent U.S. Senate candidates in the direct election era only faced one major party opponent on the general election ballot.
It has been more than 60 years since the last time Republicans held all U.S. House and Senate seats in the Hawkeye State.
A majority of the 17 seven-term U.S. Senators in history have either retired, resigned, or died in office, but five of the six who ran for reelection were victorious.
At least one first-term incumbent has been defeated in 48 of the 52 election cycles during the direct election era.
The partisan gap between the number of seats Democrats and Republicans will defend in 2018’s U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races is at its largest in more than half a century.
The Alabama duo served alongside one another for the 27th longest stretch in the chamber’s history.
Only 2 of the 43 men and women to serve in Congress from Wyoming have subsequently been elected governor; none have even landed on the primary ballot in more than 65 years.
Joe Manchin is attempting to win the 21st consecutive U.S. Senate reelection bid by a Mountain State Democrat.