This Week’s Trivia Question

The question:  Since 1972, when presidential primaries began to determine the nominee, what non-incumbent Democrat clinched his or her nomination the earliest? Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. And don’t forget to sign up for our …

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The Latest Trivia Question

The question:  Before this year in Illinois’ Third Congressional District, who was the last woman to unseat a male incumbent of her own party in a House primary? Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. And don’t …

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The Latest Trivia Question

The question:  Name the last person to defeat a former U.S. attorney general in a Senate race. Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. And don’t forget to sign up for our Political Junkie newsletter. You’ll get all …

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Enter Our ‘Guess the VP’ Contest

Remember that field of 24 Democratic presidential candidates?  Well, it’s down to two: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.  And, quite possibly, that number will be cut in half not long after the March 17th primaries. Whether that happens or not, it’s clearly time to predict the Democratic running mate.  Unfortunately, with Biden guaranteeing he’ll pick …

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The Latest Trivia Question

The question:  Who was the last Democratic governor who took on a Republican senator and won? Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. And don’t forget to sign up for our Political Junkie newsletter. You’ll get all …

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The Latest Trivia Question

The question:  Who was the last attorney general to quit his job over a policy disagreement? Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. And don’t forget to sign up for our Political Junkie newsletter. You’ll get all …

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The Latest Trivia Question

The question:  Who was the first presidential candidate to lose the New Hampshire primary and come back years later to win the presidency?   Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. And don’t forget to sign up for …

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How Far Does A Victory In New Hampshire Take You?

New Hampshire is proud of a saying that goes like this:  “Always First, Always Right.” Well, yes and no. The Granite State does indeed hold the nation’s first presidential primary.  It’s been a tradition since 1952, when the names of the candidates first began appearing on the ballot. But always right?  That assumes the winner …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time!

If it’s the day before the Iowa caucuses, there’s only one possible solution for this week’s ScuttleButton. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.  Your job is to take one word (or concept) per button and add ’em up to …

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This Week’s Trivia Question

The question:   Who was the last person appointed to the Senate who was defeated in the primary later in the same year? Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. The winner will get a fabulous Political Junkie button. And don’t forget to sign up for our …

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