This Week’s Trivia Question
This week’s trivia question: Before Mike Pence, who was the last vice president whose sibling ran for office while he was still VP?
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The answer? Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island. First appointed to the Senate in 1999, following the death of his father, John Chafee, Lincoln Chafee was elected to a full term in 2000, only to be defeated in a second-term bid by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse in 2006. Chafee quit the GOP not long after, and was elected governor as an independent in a three-way race in 2010.
The winner is Bob Shrum (yes, that Bob Shrum), of Los Angeles. Bob wins the coveted Political Junkie button.