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.
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.