Next year will be the 55th time in which a state simultaneously hosts elections for each of its U.S. Senate seats; in only eight cases has the electorate split its vote between two parties.
There have been only three longer stretches during which no Gopher State U.S. House member was defeated over the last 135 years.
More than half of Minnesota U.S. Senators have not exited the chamber on their own terms.
A Hatch retirement could give Romney the longest stretch between losing and winning U.S. Senate campaigns among major party nominees in the chamber’s history.
Only five of 55 U.S. Senate partisan winning streaks of eight in a row have been halted in the subsequent contest during direct election era.
More than two-dozen former governors have been reelected back to their old seat over the last half-century.
If Lori Swanson does not run for a fourth term next year, Minnesota will have only one constitutional officer seek reelection for just the third time in over a century.
Record partisan winning streaks in races for governor can be extended, broken, or tied in 15 states holding elections in 2018.
Reichert is one of just two current members of the chamber to win elections by single digits in the first four election cycles of his congressional career.
Minnesota’s elections for governor have been decided by single digits in five consecutive cycles – the longest streak in state history.