Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
The 116th Congress will convene 13 U.S. Senators who were most recently elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote (seven Democrats and…
Only three other governors have made more than one appointment to the chamber during the last 64 years.
Winning candidates in four states – two Democrats and two Republicans – received the largest support recorded by their party in a race for governor since statehood.
After more than five-dozen failed attempts to flip a seat, Democrats won the most competitive election for the office in South Carolina in more than 125 years.
Democrats and Republicans in 18 states have now set or tied their longest gubernatorial winning streak in party history.
The 41st president lived to be the oldest in U.S. history and almost cracked the Top 10 in years lived following his first appearance on a national ticket.
Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin each had unusually close races for governor this cycle.
Newsom notches the third best showing among all non-incumbent candidates for governor since statehood and fifth best overall.
Fourteen states will be represented by a single party on Capitol Hill – seven Democratic and seven Republican; one party controls all but one seat in 13 other states.