Primary Secondaries by Hupfen

Champion(s):

LaPlanteC

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Now that both major political parties have presumptive presidential nominees, let's look at people who fell a little short of the achievement. Unless otherwise specified, surname only is enough.

Full Results:

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1 KroegerJ 422 98 15
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1 LaPlanteC 422 98 15
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3 gregariouschinchilla 404 97 15
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4 ChernicoffS 383 95 00
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5 KashyapN 365 94 15
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6 KreitzerJ 358 93 15
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7 Sijnaanik 353 92 00
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8 CarterBurke 352 91 15
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9 HightB 349 89 15
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10 AdelmanM 348 88 15
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11 SchroederS 342 87 15
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12 HallR 337 86 00
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13 LackC 336 85 15
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14 GoodmanDL 330 83 00
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15 Skrambler 318 82 00
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16 GrahamJ 316 80 00
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16 FarleyS 316 80 00
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16 FryedBetaKappa 316 80 00
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19 MatherV 309 76 00
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19 LeiA 309 76 15
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19 StahlhutJ 309 76 15
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22 OBrienJ 306 74 15
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23 BClemens 304 72 15
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23 RichmondJ 304 72 00
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25 Burnettc 301 70 15
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26 MatthewsP 298 69 15
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28 WatsonG 297 67 00
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29 VerandaGardener 295 66 15
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30 JonesRW 294 64 00
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31 SpoeriJ 289 63 00
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32 WendellA 287 62 00
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33 letouj 285 61 15
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34 MarcotteM 280 60 15
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35 MorrisK 278 58 15
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35 BeningoS 278 58 00
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37 DoyleE 277 56 00
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38 WeikleB 275 55 00
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39 Matto 271 54 15
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41 TsujiG 269 51 15
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42 musicguy595 267 50 15
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42 GordonT 267 50 00
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44 KonkelT 264 48 15
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52 OrrenH 244 38 00
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Questions:

By strict popular vote, "uncommitted" came in second in the 2016 Libertarian Party primary. Among actual people, this software entrepreneur received the second-highest vote count.

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John McAfee

This since-disgraced Senator received the consolation prize of a VP nomination at the 2004 Democratic convention.

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John Edwards

In 2000, this New Jersey Senator and former New York Knick was the only challenger to Al Gore to receive any delegates.

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Bill Bradley

In both 1992 and 1996, this political commentator pulled second place in the Republican primaries. He went on to a TV career at MSNBC and Fox News.

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Pat Buchanan

Not too long after Shirley Chisholm's 1972 effort, this runner-up to Michael Dukakis was considered the first African-American to be a serious primary contender.

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Jesse Jackson

Coming second by popular vote to both Carter (in 1976) and Clinton (in 1992), this Californian instead made his name as the state's youngest and oldest Governor.

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Jerry Brown

This future President launched a strong, but ultimately losing, primary campaign against then-President Gerald Ford.

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Ronald Reagan

Due to Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, this Congressman, with a name dangerously close to a Republican firebrand's, came second in 1968. FIRST NAME REQUIRED.

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Eugene Joseph McCarthy

At the 1964 Republican convention, second place went to this Pennsylvania Governor who was related to the founders of possibly the only Northeast Pennsylvania city you know about, thanks to TV.

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William Scranton

Dewey couldn't defeat Truman in 1948, but he did defeat this son of a former President. FIRST NAME REQUIRED.

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Robert Taft

Though he garnered the largest popular vote in the 1944 Republican primary, this five-star WWII general received the second-highest delegate count at the convention: 1.

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Douglas MacArthur

This former President won the popular vote, but came second in delegate count to William Taft in the 1912 Republican primary.

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Theodore Roosevelt