As we all know by now, Joe Biden is now VP Elect and, at the same time, has won another six years as Deleware’s senior Senator. It’s quite clear that he can’t hold both positions on the board, but how often has something like this happened in our past? I didn’t even know that you could run for Senator and VP or President at once. How does this tend to affect the outcome of either race in one’s home state? In this case, it doesn’t seem to have hurt Biden a bit in Delaware.
I’m 50 and I can’t remember such a thing before in my lifetime. That this should be happening now is in a way not surprising, since everything about this election was different in so many ways. I think JFK’s Senate term was running out in 1960, but I always assumed he didn’t run for Senator at the same time he was running for President.
Is there a quick and handy list of this sort of thing somewhere?