The failure of Tim Pawlenty to return to the governorship in Minnesota leads to the trivia question: Who was the last former governor to regain his or her job after a period of absence?
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The previous trivia question was: Before Kansas’ Jeff Colyer, who lost to Kris Kobach in this year’s GOP primary, who was the last un-elected Republican governor to be toppled in a primary?
The answer? Walter Miller. The South Dakota Republican became governor in 1993 when the incumbent, fellow Republican George Mickelson, died in a plane crash. But Miller lost the GOP primary to keep his job the following year to a former governor, Bill Janklow.
And the randomly-selected winner is Steve Davis of Laramie, Wyo. Steve wins the coveted Political Junkie button.