The last time GOP won Mass. Senate race was the last time Republicans won in N.J.

If Scott Brown wins tomorrow’s special election in Massachusetts, it will be the first time Republicans will have won a U.S. Senate race there since Edward Brooke was re-elected to a second term in 1972.  That was the same year Republicans last won a U.S. Senate race in New Jersey – Clifford Case’s landslide re-election to a fourth term against former U.S. Rep. Paul Krebs.  Only two other states have gone longer than New Jersey and Massachusetts without electing a Republican to the U.S. Senate: Hawaii, which did it last in 1970, and West Virginia, when Robert Byrd unseated a Republican incumbent in 1958.

The last time GOP won Mass. Senate race was the last time Republicans won in N.J.