Time To Pick Donald Trump’s Running Mate!

So who will be Donald Trump’s running mate? Be the first with a correct answer and you will win a pair of Political Junkie socks — plus a Nixon-Agnew ’68 button! Deadline to respond is Sunday, May 12th; of course, if Trump announces his pick earlier, then the contest is over. Only one response per …

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Apres Speakership, Then What?

The two most recent speakers of the House had two completely different reactions to losing their jobs.  After the Republicans regained control of the House in 2022, Nancy Pelosi decided to leave the Democratic leadership and give up what would have been the post of minority leader; she remains a member of Congress.  Her successor …

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Time To Enter The Bob Menendez Resignation Contest!

Two things to put forward: (1) Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty; and (2) Corrupt Republicans (Trump, Santos) will never resign as long as their party sticks with them.  Democrats, on the other hand (Franken, Jim Wright), are more prone to quitting, especially in response to pressure from within their party. Having said that, …

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Who Dat? – W

The nation’s 43rd president was often known simply as “W.”  When the Washington Nationals win a game — which lately has not been too often — people are told to put up a “Curly W” to celebrate the victory. But in this case, W is the first letter of politicians’ last names that we just …

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Who Dat? – V

“V” can stand for “victory.”  Or, with two fingers, it represents “peace.”  But in this case, it’s the letter we’re up to in trying to decipher unknown campaign buttons. As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help …

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Democrats, Enjoy Your Senate Majority, While You Can

Democrats in the Senate more than dodged a bullet last November.  Given the rampant inflation, crisis at the border and Joe Biden’s miserable numbers — not to mention history — they were widely expected to lose control of the Senate, returning Mitch McConnell to the post of majority leader.  Not only did they hold all …

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Who Dat? – T

Did somebody say it was “T” time? As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make heads or tails of these candidates, most of whom we’ve never heard of.  And when we see a …

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Time To Enter The Political Junkie 2022 Election Contest

The election is a week away and there are still so many contests for the Senate and for governor that are too close to call.  The answer to such uncertainty?  Another Political Junkie contest! The person who calls every race correctly wins a Political Junkie t-shirt, plus their choice of an Eisenhower or Stevenson campaign …

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Republicans Pulling Ahead In Key Governor Races

The reported late surge of Republican voter strength seems to be in evidence in this year’s gubernatorial contests.  Three top governors Democrats had long hoped to defeat — Ron DeSantis in Florida, Brian Kemp in Georgia and Greg Abbott in Texas — are in good shape for re-election.  Even Kari Lake in Arizona, the GOP …

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Dems Hope To Keep Senate, But GOP May Have Late Mo

Two weeks to go, and no one can say with any certainty which party is going to win control the Senate.  We’ve seen an unusual number of polling swings in the past few months, and there’s no telling how many more may come as we approach November 8th. The House is another animal altogether; there’s …

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