publication date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Government

clue: This nonsensically-named chairperson hopes he can do for Donald Trump nationally what he did for Scott Walker and Paul Ryan in his home state.

explanation: Priebus was the chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, bringing Walker and Ryan to national prominence, before becoming the chairperson of the Republican National Committee. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, and Jesse King


Similar Goos

Gary Johnson

This former New Mexican governor offers voters an alternative to Clinton and Trump on the ballot today, just like he offered an alternative to Obama and Romney four years ago. Go »

Salmon Chase

He founded the national bank, introduced paper currency, and presided over the Supreme Court, but he's most remembered today for his name -- because one of the biggest banks is named after him, and because his name sounds like "fish pursuit." Go »

Edward Winslow

He was a governor of the New World's first colony in what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was also an attendee of the very first Thanksgiving in 1621. He was not, however, a teenager on Family Matters. Go »

Wayne LaPierre

One of the most effective lobbyists in Washington D.C. doesn't even have to use a rifle to intimidate lawmakers, although he'd fight to keep that legal too. Go »

Joe Biden

Our outgoing second-in-command-in-chief spends these days shooting at the moon for cancer. Go »

Bill Clinton

Is it 1996 or 2016? This do-nothing draft dodger and philander-in-chief is on the brink of returning to his 1990s home and becoming the nation's first First Gentleman. Go »