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This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — The conventions may be over, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten about them. This week's trivia question is: Who was the last presidential candidate who had the lead in delegates going INTO the convention but failed to win his or her party's nomination? Submit your answer in the box below.

Specter Helped Defeat Sessions In 1986 Judiciary Vote

npr.org — With Arlen Specter 's defection to the Democratic Party, the new ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is Jeff Sessions of Alabama. In a deal worked out yesterday by Senate Republicans, Sessions will be the ranking GOPer through 2010, when Charles Grassley of Iowa will assume the post.

Best, worst running mate picks

thecalifornian.com — The quadrennial season of "Survivor: Veepstakes" is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter? The selection of Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984 was seen as one of the most exciting political moments ever, but the Mondale-Ferraro ticket carried just one state and the District of Columbia that November.

OPINION: The best - and worst - of VP picks

dailyrecord.com — The quadrennial season of Survivor: Veepstakes is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter? The selection of Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984 was seen as one of the most exciting political moments ever, but the Mondale-Ferraro ticket carried just one state and the District of Columbia that November.

Political Junkie at the 2016 National Conventions!

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Exciting News! The Political Junkie will be in both Cleveland AND Philadelphia next month for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions! This will be the first time since we launched the show in 2013 that we're taking the show on the road, and where better to start!

5 best and worst VP picks in recent history

greenbaypressgazette.com — The quadrennial season of "Survivor: Veepstakes" is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter? The selection of Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984 was seen as one of the most exciting political moments ever, but the Mondale-Ferraro ticket carried just one state and the District of Columbia that November.

5 best and worst VP picks in recent history

baxterbulletin.com — The veepstakes is tops for suspense and entertainment. As for real impact, well, it depends. The quadrennial season of Survivor: Veepstakes is in its final throes of gossip and suspense. But what will it mean in the end? Does a running mate even matter?

My VP Predictions: Mike Pence (R), Sherrod Brown (D)

krpoliticaljunkie.com — Our quadrennial exercise of predicting the major party running mates is both fun and ridiculous at the same time. We spend all this time assessing the strengths of weaknesses of potential vice presidents. Do they bring in a state or region? Do they ideologically balance the ticket?

The 5 Best - And Worst - VP Picks Since 1960

krpoliticaljunkie.com — We've known for quite some time the identities of the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. What we don't know is whom Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will pick as their running mates. But ultimately, how much does it matter?

This Week's Trivia Question

krpoliticaljunkie.com — This week's trivia question was inspired by the fact that Jefferson Public Radio, based in Ashland, Ore., is the latest station to carry the Political Junkie program. So here goes: Mark Hatfield and Bob Packwood were two Oregon Republicans who served together in the Senate from 1969 until October of 1995 - nearly 27 years.
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