The Gopher State has hosted 26 rematch elections among major party nominees since 1990 – only three such challengers have been successful.
Six sitting or former lieutenant governors from the Gopher State have later appeared on the ballot for a U.S. House seat.
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.