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Washington, DC
Political Commentator and Columnist
As seen in:  NPR, USA Today, Newsday

The Political Junkie. Former NPR, ABC, Hotline, Camp Lokanda. Junkie podcast/column/ScuttleButton have all returned! http://www.krpoliticaljunkie.com

This Month in N.H. Primary History: The Hazard of Using Polls to Anoint 'Frontrunners'

nhpr.org — July 1, 1995 - In the race for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole holds a 39-point lead over Sen. Phil Gramm in an average of national polls.

Rudin: Dennis Hastert's sad, sick legacy

thenorthwestern.com — The Republican Party was in serious trouble approaching the 2006 midterm elections. President Bush's numbers were sinking. The war in Iraq was not going well. Gasoline and food prices were skyrocketing. The government's response to Hurricane Katrina was met with widespread anger.

Dennis Hastert's sick, sad legacy: Column

usatoday.com — The God-and-family party has an incredible ick factor. The Republican Party was in serious trouble approaching the 2006 midterm elections. President Bush's numbers were sinking. The war in Iraq was not going well. Gasoline and food prices were skyrocketing. The government's response to Hurricane Katrina was met with widespread anger.

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Russ Feingold announcing he will attempt to win back the Wisconsin Senate seat he lost in 2010 to Republican Ron Johnson leads to this week's trivia question: Who was the last senator defeated for re-election who challenged the person who beat him six years later? Submit your answer in the box below.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Last month's "Who Dat?" feature left a lot to be desired. For some time now, we've been offering photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify. But last month focused on candidates whose last name began with an "I" - and there were only a handful to illustrate.

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Philadelphia is holding its mayoral primary on Tuesday, which prompted this question: When was the last time a former mayor appeared on a major-party presidential ticket? 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.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Spoiler alert: In the final episode of "Mad Men," there is no reference at all to ScuttleButton puzzles or the delight that some people get in solving them week after week. I'm probably going to stop watching. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — With Dan Donovan (R) winning the special congressional election in New York's 11th District earlier this week, and with the special election in Mississippi's 1st CD coming up on Tuesday, it seemed clear that we needed a "special" trivia question this week.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Sure, we have the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, the Kentucky Derby and the Fight of the Century. But do they compare to the excitement of solving ScuttleButton? I ask you. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — We know there's no "I" in team ... or, as my son once said during a T-ball game, "There's no 'I' in 'victory." Still trying to figure that one out. But as it turns out, there are not many unknown campaign buttons that begin with the letter "I" either.
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Jul 06, 2015

When Ind. had Dems Birch Bayh & Vance Hartke in the Senate, they were known as Bayh & Bought. Now Nevada GOP is hoping for Hell(er) & Heck

Jul 06, 2015

Nevada's Joe Heck is one of those rare Republicans who has good relationships with both the tea party and establishment wings.

Jul 06, 2015

Good news for Nevada GOP: Rep. Joe Heck says he's running for the Senate seat being vacated by Harry Reid. This is best GOP pickup chance.

Jul 06, 2015

The fireworks continue! Political chats today on @MPRnews w/Kerri Miller at 10:45am ET and @CapRadioNews w/Beth Ruyak at 12:06pm ET.

Jul 05, 2015

Tawking Illinois politics on WGN Chicago right now with host Amanda Vinicky.

Jul 04, 2015

July 4, 1776, the signing of the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 2015, the latest ScuttleButton puzzle. krpoliticaljunkie.com/its-scuttlebut…

Jul 03, 2015

I know we're obsessed with the upcoming GOP debates ... but is there a sked or sponsor for any DEMOCRATIC debates? Does anyone care?

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