California, which will have two Democratic women square off for a Senate seat in November, hasn’t elected a Republican to the Senate since 1988. What state has gone the LONGEST without electing a GOP senator?
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The answer? Margaret Chase Smith. A Republican from Maine, she was re-elected to a third term in 1960, defeating Democratic state rep Lucia Cormier.
The randomly selected winner is … Allen Frey of Manakin-Sabot, Va. Allen wins the coveted Political Junkie button.