Despite crushing the record for the most U.S. Senate matchups between women female nominees in 2018, it is possible the number of women in the chamber will decrease next year.
There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.
Only two major party candidates from Washington have lost general election bids for governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House since statehood.
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.
The Alabama duo served alongside one another for the 27th longest stretch in the chamber’s history.
Up to 11 women could run for reelection to the chamber in two years; the chamber’s all-time record is just six.
If a handful of toss-up races all end up in the Democratic column, the party will have its strongest showing in races for governor since its formation nearly 190 years ago.
After the 2016 cycle, the party could reach record winning streaks for governor in five states across three regions of the country.
Since 1972, all seven sitting U.S. Senators who ran for reelection in the cycle of their failed presidential bid won another term – each by double digits.
Kasich, Cruz, and Carson received the most votes as former White House hopefuls; 10 GOPers won more votes as ex-candidates than when they were still in the race.