Trump Fighting To Break Historic Record

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( – Former President Donald Trump is attempting to win back the White House in 2024 by trying to win his party’s nomination in order to go into a rematch against President Joe Biden. This will only be the sixth presidential rematch in U.S. history and the first time in around seven decades that such a rematch will occur.

However, the so far rematch record has shown some of the trouble that the candidates might end up facing in the rematch. Since 1950, there have been 25 Senate rematches, of which only two managed to have a different result the second time, according to a University of Virginia Center for Politics analysis. An NBC analysis of the 44 gubernatorial rematch elections in the same period similarly found that only 14 of them, around 31 percent, had managed to achieve a different result the second time around.

Overall, this brings the total number of victories to 16 in the 69 rematches, where a candidate tried to win back a position they had previously lost.

In May 2010, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., launched his first campaign for Congress against then-Sen. Russ Feingold (D), who had been seeking reelection for a fourth term. Six years later, Feingold, who lost his seat to Johnson, attempted to win it back. However, Johnson did not appear fazed at the possibility of a rematch. As he revealed to NBC News, he did not think about the rematch much as he had been working and traveling across the state. He added that going into the race, he was not very optimistic but had ended up winning by a “comfortable margin.”

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