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Trivia Tuesday

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Which senators are the only ones to have competed against each other in a Senate election yet still get elected within that same year in the same state?    

A) Maryland: Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski  

B) Oregon: Gordon Smith and Ron Wyden  

C) Alabama: Jeff Sessions and Richard C. Shelby  

D) California: Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein  

Bonus point: What year did that happen?    

Email your answers to HOH@cqrollcall.com and check back in Wednesday’s paper for the answer. The first correct answer will get a shout out!


B) Oregon — Gordon Smith and Ron Wyden, 1996  

The first correct entry was from Damian Corboy, who worked in Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski’s office until 1994. Congrats! 

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