This Week’s Trivia Question – 2/26/15

On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced into a runoff in his bid for re-election.  Of course, he’s held elected office before — he served six years in Congress.

So this week’s question was: who was the last person elected mayor of Chicago in their first run for public office?

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. Don’t forget, you can get the trivia question a whole day early by simply liking our Political Junkie page on Facebook. We post the question every Wednesday. You can sign up for our Political Junkie newsletter, too. You’ll get all the latest from Team PJ every weekend.

As for last week’s question: What defense secretary had the most “no” votes during his Senate confirmation?

The answer?  Chuck Hagel.  The former Republican senator from Nebraska, Hagel had 41 votes against him when the Senate confirmed him in February of 2013. All 41 were from his fellow Republicans.

Some people guessed John Tower, whose nomination went down to defeat in 1989 by a vote of 53-47.  But Tower was never defense secretary.  He only wanted to be.

And the winner is Spencer Hall of Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Congratulations, Spencer!

 

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