Only two states have gone longer than New Jersey in electing a Republican U.S. Senator

New Jersey hasn’t elected a Republican to the United States Senate since 1972, when Clifford Case won re-election to a fourth term. There are only two states where the GOP dry spell has gone longer: Hawaii, who last won in 1970 when Hiram Fong was re-elected, and West Virginia, where the last GOP Senator, William Revercomb (the winner of a 1956 special election) lost a re-election bid to Robert Byrd. (Massachusetts is tied with New Jersey: their last GOP Senator was Edward Brooke, who last won in 1972).

Only two states have gone longer than New Jersey in electing a Republican U.S. Senator