It has been 150 years since the last time a sitting elected official lost their seat and saw their chairmanship end in the same year.
After the 2016 election, 10 states could have a Republican governor and two Democratic U.S. Senators; only one state currently has the reverse.
Since 1972, all seven sitting U.S. Senators who ran for reelection in the cycle of their failed presidential bid won another term – each by double digits.
Barring multiple last minute withdrawals from the race, the 2016 GOP U.S. Senate field to replace Marco Rubio will be the largest in party history.
Kentucky became the sixth state where O’Malley has eclipsed one percent of the primary vote – all located in the South.
Five states (plus two yet to vote) will keep their perfect records intact for backing the eventual Republican nominee in the modern primary era; two states lost their bellwether status this cycle.
Of the 134 sitting freshman U.S. Representatives in state history, 131 ran for reelection and one ran for the U.S. Senate – leaving only Graham and one other Floridian who did not seek reelection to Capitol Hill after one term.
If the nation’s six most competitive seats flip in 2016, the upper legislative chamber will tie its mark for the lowest number of states with split delegations in the direct election era.
Rubio joins George H.W. Bush in 1980 and Pat Robertson in 1988 as the only Republicans since the mid-1930s with wins under their belt to lose their home state primary.
Three states have backed every Republican presidential candidate over the last 15 cycles since 1956 – two vote on Tuesday.