It’s common knowledge that there’s a cross section between political junkies and sports junkies. And some of us here on Team PJ are still shaking our heads over that amazingly exciting Super Bowl finish. What was Pete Carroll thinking in that final play??
Fun fact: Russell Wilson is the first African-American quarterback to win and lose in back-to-back Super Bowls.
So this week’s question is: Who is the first African-American politician to win and lose in back-to-back Senate races?
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The answer? Jean Schmidt. The congresswoman from Ohio’s 2nd District was defeated in 2012 by first-time candidate Brad Wenstrup, a major in the Army Reserves.
And the winner is Randy Hurwitz of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. Congratulations, Randy!