publication date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Government

clue: This unhurried Chicago Congressman and Black Panther is the only person to defeat Barack Obama in an election.

explanation: Rush defeated Obama in the 2000 Democratic primary for the Congressional seat that Rush has occupied since 1992. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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