Saturday, July 18, 2009

Who Would Have Thought?

NPR's Political Junkie, Ken Rudin appears every Wednesday on the weekday talk show Talk of the Nation, heard locally on FM89.3 WRKF, the Baton Rouge Public Radio station. This week's trivia question would have included Louisiana as a winning answer if we hadn't elected David Vitter in 2002. The question was:

Which states currently have a winning streak of at least 13 by one party in Senate races?

If you knew that the 4 states he was looking for were Kansas (28 R wins), West Virginia (19 D wins), Wyoming (14 R wins), Hawaii (13 D wins), then you would have won the "no-prize t-shirt". However, if he asked this question in 2001, Louisiana would have topped the list with 34 consecutive Democratic wins, as we voted for Democrats every Senate election from 1914 - 2002. Click here for Ken's blog and the full list.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed! As soon as that question came up, I immediately thought, "Well, had we not elected Vitter like the fools we are, we would have quite the streak...."