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Political Commentator and Columnist

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

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) failed in her bid this week to win her party's nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski . Who was the last black female member of Congress who ran for the Senate? Submit your answer in the box below.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — The identity of both parties' presidential nominees became a little clearer this week, after Donald Trump's sweep and Hillary Clinton's near-sweep in the five primaries at stake. Less clear may be this week's ScuttleButton puzzle. 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 — The exciting news that the Political Junkie program is now being carried by Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network is the lead in to a Wisconsin-related trivia question this week: Who was the last person to serve as both governor AND senator from Wisconsin and who ALSO ran for the House?

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Thursday night's Democratic debate in Brooklyn exposed the frustrations the Clinton and Sanders camps have been having lately - Clinton losing 7 contests in a row, Sanders failing to appreciably narrow the gap in delegates. But there's nothing so frustrating as trying to solve this week's ScutttleButton puzzle.

The Latest Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — With all the discussion of debates these days, here's a trivia question that is somewhat out of the norm: What presidential candidate once held up a pie chart during a debate, and why do I giggle every time I think of it? Submit your answer in the box below.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

krpoliticaljunkie.com — We're excited by the opening of the new Political Junkie Store, where at long last you can get Political Junkie t-shirts and swag, as well as genuine historic campaign items. One thing you should certainly get is this week's ScuttleButton puzzle.

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — President Obama's historic visit to Havana led to this week's trivia question: Who was the last U.S. governor born in Cuba? 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.

The Latest Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — In last week's primaries, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Deborah Ross of North Carolina won their respective Democratic primaries to take on GOP Senators Mark Kirk and Richard Burr. And so the trivia question is: Who was the FIRST Democratic woman to defeat an incumbent Republican senator?

‘Dump Trump’ never had a chance

thecalifornian.com — Republicans have been bringing out the big guns in an attempt to thwart Donald Trump's bid for the GOP presidential nomination, and that means only one thing: It's probably already too late. When Mitt Romney comes out and calls Trump a "con artist" and a "fraud," and declares that stopping him is paramount for the party's future, it's clear that the Republican establishment is panicking.

#NeverTrump never had a chance: Ken Rudin

usatoday.com — By the time a 'stop' movement forms, history shows it's usually too late. Republicans have been bringing out the big guns in an attempt to thwart Donald Trump's bid for the GOP presidential nomination, and that means only one thing: It's probably already too late.
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Podcast! PA GOP strategist Chris Nicholas (@Eagle63), remembering the 2009 party switch of Sen. Arlen Specter. krpoliticaljunkie.com/episode-125/

Apr 28, 2016

Podcast! Joel Goldstein, authority on vice presidents, on their growing role and the criteria used to select them. krpoliticaljunkie.com/episode-125/

Apr 28, 2016

Podcast! NH GOP strategist Tom Rath (@polguru), with everything you need to know about the convention's Rules Cmte. krpoliticaljunkie.com/episode-125/

Apr 28, 2016

@annbowen83 @kenrudinjunkie Play on words. One of our guests this week is Tom Rath, who talks about the GOP Rules Committee.

Apr 27, 2016

BUTTON OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz picking Carly Fiorina as his running mate well before he's assured… instagram.com/p/BEt-Y1Uk9hs/


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