Sitting and ex-Tennessee U.S. Representatives have been victorious in eight of 22 U.S. Senate bids over the last century.
Since 2001, a caucus’ control of the nation’s upper legislative chamber has been as slim as two or fewer seats 35 percent of the time.
Appointees who had less than a year to run for their seat have historically fared notably better than those who had more than a year – but not in recent decades.
More than a dozen candidates who unsuccessfully ran for president since 1972 later ran for the U.S. Senate – just three were victorious.
Sitting or former U.S. Representatives have been elected to the U.S. Senate by Minnesotans in only four of 20 candidacies.
After Tina Smith is sworn in, four states will have all-female U.S. Senate delegations.
Doug Jones’ victory marks just the sixth time out of 56 attempts that an eight-election partisan U.S. Senate winning streak has come to an end during the direct election era.
Ten of the state’s 41 men and women who were sworn into the chamber served less than one year.
Next year will be the 55th time in which a state simultaneously hosts elections for each of its U.S. Senate seats; in only eight cases has the electorate split its vote between two parties.
Thirty-one of 175 specials conducted since 1913 have been held outside of November with just 22 during odd-numbered years.