This Week’s Trivia Question

This week’s question:   What challenger to an elected Republican president received the most votes in the GOP primaries?

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 the latest from Team PJ every issue.

Last week’s trivia question was:  Who is the most senior Democrat in the House to come to Congress by knocking off an incumbent in the primary?

The answer?  Pete Visclosky of Indiana.  In 1984, he defeated Congresswoman Katie Hall in the Democratic primary in the First District.

The randomly selected winner is … Matt Pinkus of North Bethesda, Md.  Matt wins the coveted Political Junkie button.

Past Trivia Questions

Archived trivia questions are current as of the date they were posted. We do not update published answers to reflect more recent events.

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  • April 12
  • March 25

    Since 1972, what presidential hopeful announced a candidacy the latest and went on to win the Democratic nomination?

  • March 17

    Who was the last person elected president whose only public office was being a member of the Cabinet?

  • March 7

    Who was the last former governor to get elected to the House?

  • March 4

    In the elections of the past century, what sitting senator came the closest to reaching the White House, but never did?

  • February 22

    What year was the first time a former astronaut ran for public office?

  • February 17

    Who was the last Democratic governor who resigned his or her office because of a scandal?

  • February 12

    What sitting mayor got the most primary votes in his or her bid for the presidency?

  • February 1

    Who was the first female senator to launch a presidential bid?

  • January 29

    Who was the first person to announce a serious presidential candidacy on a TV program?

  • January 17

    Who was the last unsuccessful presidential nominee who ran for president again more than four years after his defeat?

  • January 11

    Before Martha McSally, who was the last person appointed to the Senate in the same year he or she was DEFEATED in a bid for the Senate?

  • January 4

    Who was the first U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations who later ran for public office?