No woman running for president in the modern primary era has served longer in elected office than the Minnesota U.S. Senator.
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No ex-Minnesota U.S. Representative has ever come back to win a U.S. Senate election in the direct election era.
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.
Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
Each of the Top 5 and eight of the Top 10 states which have most frequently elected U.S. Senators from a party other than the sitting president are located in the Midwest; five host contests in 2018.
Despite crushing the record for the most U.S. Senate matchups between women female nominees in 2018, it is possible the number of women in the chamber will decrease next year.
Minnesota’s senior senator came less than a percentage point shy of the best showing in a contested Gopher State U.S. Senate primary.
Nine state delegations currently have junior senators who are older than its senior senator.
Only one DFL primary has been decided by single digits with the closest race involving an incumbent decided by 25 points.
A sweep of the state’s U.S. Senate seats and constitutional offices will give the party the largest partisan winning streak in Minnesota in a century.