You could be forgiven for not knowing who the winners were in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary in New Jersey. To say that there’s been a lot of other political things going on would be quite an understatement. Plus, the winners were not at all surprising: the Democrats chose former Goldman Sachs exec Phil Murphy, while the Republicans selected Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
But even though the primary was largely overshadowed, we can still probably get you interested in this week’s trivia question: Who was the last female lieutenant governor who went on to be elected governor of her state?
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.
Last week’s question was: When was the last time a special House or Senate election resulted in a change of party?
The answer: November 6, 2012, in a special election to fill the House seat of Michigan Republican Thad McCotter, who had resigned. The special election occurred simultaneously with the general election. The Republican candidate won the general election, but Democrat David Curson won the special election. However, because he was only elected to fill the remaining time of McCotter’s term, Curson only served in the House for two months.
The randomly selected winner is Kimberly Woolam of Irvine, Calif. Kimberly wins the coveted Political Junkie button.