Bernie Sanders has been in Congress since 1991, elected each time as an independent. The question: What lawmaker holds the record for longest service in Congress — House or Senate or combined — who was not a Democrat or a Republican?
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.
The answer? Susan Collins. The senator from Maine was among 11 Republicans who voted for the bill. But she is the only one still serving. And none of the three Democrats who voted no is still in the Senate either.
And the randomly selected winner is … Hunter Shawley of Black River Falls, Wis. Hunter wins the coveted Political Junkie button.