Four pairs of Democrats now have to defeat a candidate from their own state en route their party’s nomination.
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.
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.
In the direct election era, parties in the midst of nine-election winning streaks have gone on to win a 10th consecutive contest in 42 of 47 attempts.
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.
Only one region of the country is regularly seeing both parties win U.S. Senate seats in the vast majority of its states.
Governors seeking their third consecutive four-year term have won nine elections in a row since 1994 and 20 of 24 dating back to 1970.
Up to 11 women could run for reelection to the chamber in two years; the chamber’s all-time record is just six.
Despite beating expectations and winning the presidency, Election Day brought Trump a few unwanted records in the history books.
Connecticut has voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Northeastern state since 1828; Maryland and Vermont have done so the least.