The death of former Reagan Press Secretary James Brady this week got us thinking about other memorable people who’ve occupied the press podium. The question on this week’s podcast: who was the last White House press secretary who, sometime in his career, ran for office?
Submit your answer in the box below. We’ll pick a winner at random from the bunch. That winner will get a fabulous, vintage Political Junkie button and their name on the podcast! And for those of you who have won in the past, we want to share your victory. Email us a picture of you wearing your button and we’ll help you brag on social media.
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The last trivia question was: Name the guy who ran for Congress in 1968 who later went to prison for his role in the Watergate scandal.
The answer is G. Gordon Liddy. He lost the Republican primary that year to Hamilton Fish Jr. in an open House seat in upstate New York. He stayed on the ballot as the Conservative Party nominee. He was later convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping in connection with the Watergate break in, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Liddy only served four and a half, though — President Carter commuted his term in 1977.
And the winner is … Alexander Rometsch-Steinmann of Bonn, Germany. Surprisingly, the NSA knew about this before we did. I tell you, that spying stuff is getting out of hand.