Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
Only three other governors have made more than one appointment to the chamber during the last 64 years.
Each of the Top 5 and eight of the Top 10 states which have most frequently elected U.S. Senators from a party other than the sitting president are located in the Midwest; five host contests in 2018.
Over the last 50 years, 41 losing nominees in special elections landed a rematch in the subsequent general election – only six were victorious and just two since 1981.
The 12-state region will see its collective delegation decrease in size for the 10th consecutive decade, although at its lowest rate in a half-century.
Only three presidential candidates have attempted a third major party bid after two failed attempts in the modern primary era.
Only five of 55 U.S. Senate partisan winning streaks of eight in a row have been halted in the subsequent contest during direct election era.
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.
Only one of the 73 Republican U.S. House members from Trump states with Democratic US Senators on the 2018 ballot has mounted a challenge.
The 10 Trump states with Democratic incumbents have voted for senate nominees from the opposing party of the sitting president 62 percent of the time over the last 50 years.