With Super Tuesday rapidly approaching — and with it, the opportunity for one or two candidates to pull way ahead in the nomination process — we have this trivia question: What presidential candidate in a competitive battle for the nomination clinched his party’s nod the earliest?
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The answer: Clarence Thomas. Named by the first President Bush to the Court in 1991, Thomas was confirmed 52-48. The 48 “no” votes broke the record held by William Rehnquist, who was elevated to Chief Justice in 1986 by a vote of 65 to 33.
The randomly selected winner is … Andrew Hyman of Atlanta, Ga. Andrew wins the coveted Political Junkie button.