Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) being forced into a July primary runoff is what prompted this week’s question: Who was the last female member of Congress to lose her seat in a primary?
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The answer? Lyndon Johnson. A Democrat from Texas, he won a special House election in 1937 and served until 1948, when he was elected to the Senate. He stayed in the Senate until 1960, when he was elected vice president on the ticket led by John Kennedy. He became president in 1963 after Kennedy’s assassination.
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