With Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) having been appointed to a Senate seat shortly after her failed attempt at winning a Senate seat, this week’s question is intriguing: Who was the last person appointed to the Senate in the same year he or she was DEFEATED in a bid for the Senate?
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The answer? Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. The UN Ambassador under President Eisenhower, Lodge ran for vice president as Richard Nixon’s running mate in 1960.
The randomly selected winner is Rob Wiese of Granite Bay, Calif. Rob wins the coveted Political Junkie button.