Democratic nominees have won the White House in every cycle since the formation of the Republican Party in which they carried at least half of the region’s states.
Only three other governors have made more than one appointment to the chamber during the last 64 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.
The impressive Democratic electoral winning streak in Minnesota is not even the fifth biggest for the party across the country.
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.
The 2018 cycle ties a state record set in six previous cycles with two women receiving major party nominations to the nation’s lower legislative chamber.
There is a good chance as many as six states could have two female major party nominees for the office – doubling the previous record for an election cycle.
It’s been a quarter century since Democrats won U.S. House seats in both Kansas and Nebraska.
12 percent of Nebraska elections to the chamber have featured rematches between major party nominees; challengers have won 1 in 3 of these races but none in the last half-century.
Three of the six successful independent U.S. Senate candidates in the direct election era only faced one major party opponent on the general election ballot.