Just six governors hail from a different party than their state’s U.S. Senate delegation; 34 governors are from the same party.
Only three other governors have made more than one appointment to the chamber during the last 64 years.
Fourteen states will be represented by a single party on Capitol Hill – seven Democratic and seven Republican; one party controls all but one seat in 13 other states.
Four states have had Democratic and Republican nominees on the ballot for 100+ straight elections; four states also own streaks dating back to the 1800s.
Despite a seemingly Democratic-friendly cycle, Republicans may add to gubernatorial majority in the region.
Doug Jones’ victory last month brings the total of senators elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote to 14 – tied for the most in 95+ years.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
Reichert is one of just two current members of the chamber to win elections by single digits in the first four election cycles of his congressional career.
Only 1 of 49 U.S. Representatives are seeking to flip gubernatorial seats in states carried by their party’s presidential nominee last year.
The New Hampshire duo becomes the seventh set of ex-governors from the same state to simultaneously serve in the U.S. Senate in the 21st Century.