Three cabinet secretaries under President Obama have already recorded the longest tenures as heads of their respective departments.
Incumbent U.S. Representatives from the Tar Heel State running for reelection have launched 299 consecutive successful renomination bids since 1958.
A record number of GOP U.S. Senate candidates could drag Thom Tillis into the party’s second runoff in history; the last five North Carolina Democratic and GOP run-off victors lost the general election.
This cycle finds the Mount Rushmore State equaling historical marks for the most U.S. Senate candidates qualifying for the ballot as well as the most Republicans (or candidates from any party) in a primary race.
It has been more than 80 years since South Dakotans had so many candidates from which to choose in a U.S. Senate election.