When Dick Gregory, who died last week, ran for president on a third-party ticket in 1968, he received about 47,000 votes nationwide. At the time, no African American presidential candidate in history had ever received more votes in the general election. This week’s trivia question: Who was the first black presidential candidate to break that record?
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Last week’s trivia question: Who was the last Republican appointed to the Senate who was defeated in the subsequent GOP primary?
The answer: Sheila Frahm of Kansas. She was appointed in 1996 after Bob Dole resigned his seat to pursue the presidency full time. In the special primary later that year, Frahm was defeated by Congressman Sam Brownback.
The randomly selected winner is Stephen Watson of Helena, Mont. Stephen wins the coveted Political Junkie button.