The question: Since 1972, when presidential primaries began to determine the nominee, what non-incumbent Democrat clinched his or her nomination the earliest?
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The answer? Ayanna Pressley. In the September 2018 Democratic primary, she defeated Congressman Michael Capuano in Massachusetts’ 7th District. Two other women, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, and Republican Katie Arrington in South Carolina, also knocked off House incumbents that year, but Pressley in Massachusetts was the most recent.
And the randomly selected winner is … Stanley Greene of Rochester, N.Y. Stanley wins the coveted Political Junkie button.