The Alabama duo served alongside one another for the 27th longest stretch in the chamber’s history.
However, nearly one in six governors of the Palmetto State did not finish their term.
GOP U.S. Senators continue to win renomination, but many state party records are falling each cycle for the worst ever showings by a Republican incumbent.
Contrary to what he said during his DNC speech Tuesday, the former Arkansas governor did not even rank in the Top 10 youngest ex-governors when he lost his 1980 election bid.
It has been 30 cycles since the last time multiple former Senators returned to their old job in the same cycle.
Eight U.S. Senators went against the majority of their party during the controversial 1987 Robert Bork confirmation vote; seven of their seats have since flipped for good in subsequent elections.
Lindsey Graham is one of only a small handful of presidential hopefuls to see their dreams of a White House victory dashed around the holidays.
Just five U.S. Senators – all Democrats – have issued formal press releases denouncing Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.
Not only are Democrats losing gubernatorial elections at a rate not seen in 100+ years, but the party’s nominees are losing badly.
Since 1900, more than two-dozen ex- or sitting governors have won elections to the House of Representatives, although only four over the last 50+ years.