This Week’s Trivia Question – 8/5/15

On this week’s show, we brought former House members Martin Frost (D-Texas) and Tom Davis (R-Va.) on to talk about why Congress has gotten so dysfunctional. Of course one of the many reasons for Congress’ dysfunction is the unwillingness of many lawmakers to compromise. Often those members of Congress who reach across the aisle face the threat of a primary challenge back home.

That brings us to this week’s trivia question: Who is the most senior Republican on Capitol Hill today, House or Senate, who came to Congress by defeating a GOP incumbent in the primary?

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 question was:  In the past century, what major-party presidential nominee came from a state with the fewest number of electoral votes?

McGovern's TerritoryThe answer?  George McGovern.  McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, hailed from South Dakota, which, at the time, had just 4 electoral votes. Today it has only 3.

The randomly-selected winner is  Mel Olson of Mitchell, S.D. — coincidentally, the same town McGovern came from.  Mel wins the coveted Political Junkie button.

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