Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.
For the first time in party history, Democrats have lost multiple states by increasingly larger margins in five consecutive presidential elections.
The nation’s third largest political party notched by far its most successful election cycle in races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
Unlike their GOP counterparts, Democrats have few states that have consistently backed the party’s eventual nominee over the last 40+ years.
Kentucky became the sixth state where O’Malley has eclipsed one percent of the primary vote – all located in the South.
Democrats and Republicans in four states are still looking for candidates as filing deadlines loom just days or weeks away.
The unusually competitive and crowded GOP field is lowering the bar to victory in many states.
Eight U.S. Senators went against the majority of their party during the controversial 1987 Robert Bork confirmation vote; seven of their seats have since flipped for good in subsequent elections.
Only three former governors coming off failed reelection bids have gone on to win a U.S. Senate seat during the last 70+ years.
Three-dozen states are currently in the midst of their longest Democratic or Republican presidential winning streaks.