Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is leaving office, voluntarily. He’s had some close calls, but the Republicans were never able to wrest him from his seat. This week’s question is: Who was the last Senate minority leader DEFEATED for re-election?
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. And don’t forget to sign up for our Political Junkie newsletter. You’ll get all the latest from Team PJ every issue.
The answer? Hawaii. Hiram Fong was re-elected in 1970 and that was the last time a Republican won a Hawaii Senate seat — as Neal Conan explained on the Political Junkie program.
The randomly selected winner is … Ben Kane of Washington, D.C. Ben wins the coveted Political Junkie button.