The Sunshine State is one of only three in which the Republican Party has failed to win consecutive races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
No appointed US Senator has ever won a primary runoff and only two incumbents who placed second in the initial primary have done so.
Mary Jo Walters will attempt to achieve what no primary challenger has accomplished against a sitting Democratic Wisconsin U.S. Senator: win even 15 percent of the primary vote.
Only one sitting or former state attorney general has been elected to the U.S. Senate in Illinois history – and none in nearly 200 years.
Only one statehood governor in U.S. history has subsequently served in the U.S. Senate from another state.
GOP U.S. Senators who faced bona fide renomination battles over the last four cycles averaged 74 years of age, were 28 years older than their opponent, and had served 24+ years in the chamber; not so in 2018.
Mandel vs. Brown will be just the second U.S. Senate rematch in Ohio history; Mandel seeks to become the fifth failed nominee to come back and win a seat.
No Republican U.S. Senator from Nevada – and no elected Senator from either party – has ever been defeated in a primary election.
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.