Democrats now hold the largest percentage of Golden State U.S. House seats since the Election of 1882.
The current vacancy is one of just three in the state to occur at the onset of a new congress.
Iowa U.S. Representatives have won each of their last 196 renomination bids since the 1950 cycle.
Despite Democrats controlling the nation’s lower legislative chamber by more than 35 seats, Republicans currently have a partisan advantage in 26 U.S. House state delegations.
After more than five-dozen failed attempts to flip a seat, Democrats won the most competitive election for the office in South Carolina in more than 125 years.
Fourteen states will be represented by a single party on Capitol Hill – seven Democratic and seven Republican; one party controls all but one seat in 13 other states.
Omar received the third largest percentage of the vote among the 140+ newly elected Gopher State U.S. Representatives since statehood.
The 3rd CD member-elect is just the sixth candidate to win without the support of a majority of voters in the state out of more than 250 U.S. House elections since 1940.
The 2018 cycle is the first time since statehood in which two political parties each flipped more than one congressional seat.
Only the Election of 1912 saw Republicans win as low a percentage of seats to the chamber since the founding of the party in the mid-1850s.