publication date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)
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…
intended difficulty: easy
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, and Jesse King