With Mike Garcia (R) winning last week’s special election in California 25 to fill the seat vacated by Katie Hill (D), the new question is: Who was the last House Democrat to leave his or her seat in the middle of the term and be replaced by a Republican in a special election?
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The answer? Ted Stevens. The Alaska Republican was approaching 40 years in office when he was defeated by Mark Begich in November of 2008.
And the randomly selected winner is … Jesal Desai of Raleigh, N.C. Jesal wins the coveted Political Junkie button.