Holy Manafort, we have a new trivia question this week! Who was the last top campaign or administration official who received a presidential pardon?
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The answer? Richard Russell. The Georgia Democrat spent 10 years in the state legislature (starting in 1921), two years as governor, and 38 years in the Senate, a career that ended with his death in 1971 — 50 years in all.
The randomly selected winner is Steve Carr of St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Steve wins the coveted Political Junkie button.