Just six of the 43 states with stand-alone offices of lieutenant governor have yet to see a former or sitting lieutenant governor become governor at the ballot box.
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.
Democrats and Republicans in 18 states have now set or tied their longest gubernatorial winning streak in party history.
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.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
No appointed US Senator has ever won a primary runoff and only two incumbents who placed second in the initial primary have done so.
Since the passage of the 17th Amendment all but seven states have been represented by a single party in the U.S. House and Senate for at least one Congress.
For the first time in party history, Democrats have lost multiple states by increasingly larger margins in five consecutive presidential elections.
The nation’s third largest political party notched by far its most successful election cycle in races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
GOP U.S. Senators continue to win renomination, but many state party records are falling each cycle for the worst ever showings by a Republican incumbent.