publication date: Monday, May 13, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Government

clue: Texans rejected this punk from El Paso in favor of Ted Cruz, but he's hoping for a different outcome nationally in 2020.

explanation: O'Rourke, who was in a punk band in his twenties, lost his Senate race in 2018, but used the resulting fame to run for president. more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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