Since 1972, 12 of the 27 Republican U.S. Senators to lose during presidential election cycles did so while the GOP White House nominee carried their state.
While female candidates have opportunities to pick up seats this November, some face challenging general election odds while others face stiff competition to win their party’s primary.
Florida, Wisconsin, and North Carolina are three of 18 states never to split their ticket by voting for a Democratic presidential nominee and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in the same cycle.
If Brian Fitzpatrick wins his brother Mike’s 8th CD seat in Pennsylvania this fall he will join a fairly short list of U.S. Representatives who directly followed a brother in serving their congressional district.
A new poll finds Kentuckians give their U.S. Senators the worst job approval ratings in the nation with Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Illinois close behind.
Not only are Democrats losing gubernatorial elections at a rate not seen in 100+ years, but the party’s nominees are losing badly.
Montana has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Western state; Hawaii has done so the least.
If reelected, McCain will pass Barry Goldwater in Senate service, but would need to win a seventh term in 2022 and serve until November 5, 2028 to pass Carl Hayden.
Three-dozen states are currently in the midst of their longest Democratic or Republican presidential winning streaks.
At least four third party, independent, or write-in gubernatorial candidates have won 10+ percent of the vote in every midterm election since the 1986 cycle – a trend likely to continue this November.