No ex-Minnesota U.S. Representative has ever come back to win a U.S. Senate election in the direct election era.
The Minneapolis politician lived to become the fourth oldest former U.S. Representative in state history and the seventh to reach the age of 90.
Will the Gopher State host a rare incumbent vs. incumbent matchup in 2022?
With the addition of Gillibrand, the 2020 field ties 1972 and 2016 for the most sitting U.S. Senators running for president in the modern primary era.
No Democratic U.S. Representative from Minnesota has ever lost a renomination bid and only two freshmen have failed to do so over the last century.
Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
Only three other governors have made more than one appointment to the chamber during the last 64 years.
Democrats and Republicans in 18 states have now set or tied their longest gubernatorial winning streak in party history.
Omar received the third largest percentage of the vote among the 140+ newly elected Gopher State U.S. Representatives since statehood.
The 2018 cycle is the first time since statehood in which two political parties each flipped more than one congressional seat.