Mitt Romney’s potential interest in a Utah Senate seat prompts this week’s trivia question: Who was the last out-of-office unsuccessful major party presidential nominee who was later elected to political office?
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The answer … John Ensign. The Nevada Republican, who resigned in 2011, was accused by the Senate Ethics Cmte of breaking federal laws while trying to cover up an extramarital affair with a political aide.
And the randomly selected winner is Debra Downing of Hawthorne, N.J. Debra wins the coveted Political Junkie button.