This week is all about unfinished business — from the spending bill to the recount in Arizona. That Arizona race is in the state’s 2nd CD, where Martha McSally, a Republican, leads Democratic incumbent Ron Barber by 161 votes.
This week’s (somewhat related) question is: Who was the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. senator?
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The answer: 1990, in Minnesota. It was bad year for candidates named Rudy — Senator Rudy Boschwitz, a Republican, was defeated by Democratic challenger Paul Wellstone. And Governor Rudy Perpich, a Democrat, lost to GOP challenger Arne Carlson.
And the winner is… Tom Adams of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All you losers can comfort yourselves with one of the catchiest songs ever: