Adopted in 1913, it took the job of electing U.S. senators away from state legislatures.
To the surprise of many, Lincoln Chafee, the Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, recently joined the possible 2016 contenders. But his record doesn't give him much to brag about.
Based on 2014 elections, dynastic branding doesn't mean as much as it used too.
Voters in a wealthy suburb of St. Louis rejected tax increases to fund schools last week.