In 2016, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin may become just the sixth former governor in the last 100 years who then won a U.S. Senate seat only to return to his gubernatorial post.
Nominees from the nation’s largest third party set records in 10 states last cycle for the largest support ever recorded in a U.S. Senate election.
Five of the Top 30 longest-serving New Jersey U.S. Representatives are currently serving in the 113th Congress.
It has been 96 years since the last time a major party did not field a candidate in eight or more U.S. Senate races.
The New Jersey Republican is the first two-term U.S. Representative from the Garden State not to seek a third term since 1948, and only the 6th out of more than 100 to serve since 1900.
For the first time in 40 years, Virginians elected a governor from the party of the sitting president; New Jersey extends its streak to seven cycles – second longest in the country.
Incumbent female governors have won 83 percent of the time, while female challengers have won just six percent of gubernatorial general election contests.
New Jersey leads a pack of Northeastern and Midwestern states with the highest rate of independent and third party candidates in U.S. Senate elections over the past century.
Chris Christie’s appointee will serve just 129 days in the Senate – the fourth shortest stint among the 65 U.S. Senators to serve from New Jersey since statehood.
New Jersey has endured 27 vacancies throughout history totaling more than three years; four vacancies have lasted more than 100 days.