Wanna Be On The Podcast? Tell Us Who Wins On Tuesday

Here’s another opportunity not only to win one of our coveted Political Junkie buttons but to be heard on next week’s Political Junkie podcast! Seven states are holding primaries on Tuesday, June 24, including that crucial runoff in Mississippi.  It’s important, I guess, who wins and who loses.  But more important is that YOU CAN …

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New Political Junkie Website Launches

On behalf of Ken and Team PJ, I’m excited to announce that we have officially launched our all-new website for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie! We have been working very hard for the past few months to get this new website together, featuring a fresh new look for the show, and a dramatically-improved navigation and layout …

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Taking Down A Republican Senator (In The Primary)

One thing we learned this week is that it’s not easy to defeat a House majority leader in a primary.  Before David Brat took out Eric Cantor on Tuesday, it hasn’t happened since … well, ever. But it has been becoming more commonplace lately to defeat Republican senators in a primary.  It happened twice in …

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Who Dat? – E

Rewarding as it is to find campaign buttons we’ve long been seeking, it can get frustrating to come across items for candidates we’ve never heard of.  How do we identify who they are?  And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for Senator” button, well, how do we know which Smith or …

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Who Wins In Tuesday’s Primaries? Your Chance To Be On The Podcast!

Once again, here’s your chance to not only win the coveted Political Junkie button but to star in next week’s podcast! Eight states are holding primaries on Tuesday, June 3.  Lots at stake.  Lots of winners and losers will be declared. And you can be part of that process.  Submit your predictions to the primary …

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Texas GOP Runoffs To Determine Dewhurst, Hall Futures

A relatively quiet Tuesday this week, but not in Texas.  Runoffs stemming from the March 4 primaries will determine the political futures of two longstanding Republican fixtures:  Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Rep. Ralph Hall. Dewhurst is perhaps the more vulnerable of the two.  As lieutenant  governor — by definition the most powerful position in …

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Bringing Political Junkie To The People

Yes, it’s great to hear from candidates and consultants and analysts and party officials and journalists each week on the Political Junkie podcast.  We’ve been doing that with increasing success for months. Now, we’ve established a NEW feature.  We’re offering a quiz to our listeners.  And the randomly-chosen winners get to come on the podcast …

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What To Look For In Today’s Primaries

It’s the biggest primary day of the year (so far), with six states holding contests.  Here’s what’s at stake: ARKANSAS (polls close at 8:30 pm ET): Senate — Neither incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor, seeking a second term, nor his Republican challenger, freshman Rep. Tom Cotton, is facing a primary challenge.  They will square off in …

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Who Wins On Tuesday? Your Chance To Be Heard (Literally) On The Podcast!

Here’s an opportunity not only to win one of our coveted Political Junkie buttons but to be heard on next week’s Political Junkie podcast! Six states are holding primaries on Tuesday, May 20.  Lots at stake.  Lots of winners and losers will be declared. And you can be part of that process.  Submit your predictions …

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A District Of Color: Illinois’ 1st CD

One of the passions of being a political junkie is going back into the past and learning about the candidates, campaigns and personalities of the time.  That’s one reason why we have a “This Week In Political History” feature in our podcasts, and why we offer trivia questions each week as well. Last week’s question …

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