Ten of the 34 states with U.S. Senate races in 2014 found the Democratic Party endure one of its three worst performances in the direct election era.
Only five of the 20 presidents to serve since 1900 have seen their party win a majority of gubernatorial elections during their administrations, and only one since JFK.
A study of 2014 U.S. Senate race ratings finds the odds of a pick-up in Iowa’s race between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst are closer to 50-50 than any other contest in the country.
The number of women in the chamber has remained stable or increased in every cycle since the late 1970s.
It has been more than 90 years since the last time Republicans had a monopoly on every U.S. House seat in the Mountain State.
Only 12 U.S. Senate elections have involved two major party female nominees in U.S. history and just two of these without a female incumbent.
It has been a combined 141 years since the GOP won a U.S. Senate race in West Virginia (1956), Hawaii (1970), and New Jersey (1972).
The five U.S. Senators who have announced their retirement during the 113th Congress are 10 years older on average than any ‘retiring class’ from the chamber over the last five decades.
West Virginia and Oregon have the oldest multi-member delegations to the House with Kansas and Arkansas the youngest.
The party of retiring five-term U.S. Senators has held the seat 83 percent of the time in the next election since popular vote Senate contests began a century ago.