Monday, September 9, 2013

Fact of the Day: Liberal Ken Jennings

While he's better known for his legendary run on the game-show Jeopardy!, Ken Jennings is also a member of the Democratic Party. Senators Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid had urged Jennings to run for a Senate seat representing Utah in 2004. Jennings declined to run, and the seat was re-won by Senator Bob Bennett.

22 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Well, sometiimes you win......................

Sammie said...

jeopardy is pretty cool :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I remember when he was on Jeopardy. But I didn't know this about him.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I remember that goofy goober.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I wish he would run - but Utah is such a heavily conservative state that he would have quite the uphill battle.

Emmylou said...

I never knew he ran for office! Again, thanks for the info, Adam:)

RaeAbigael said...

celebrities/hosts/reporters + politics. no comment. :) haha

Pilar Domínguez said...

Sorry, I haven´t heard about him before.Kisses, Adam:)

A Beer for the Shower said...

A smart politician? I've never heard of such a thing. No wonder he didn't run!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Members of the LDS church who are democrat are so rare it's like spotting a unicorn.

Adam said...

he didn't actually run, when big names reveal their political views both parties try very hard to get them to run.

Like old Arnold Schwarzenegger, he ran as a Republican governor in a Democratic state, and didn't come close to losing.

Theresa Mahoney said...

That is one smart dude! I never knew they were trying to get him to run for Senate!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That's an interesting fact! I actually remember when he was on Jeopardy.

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Mitha Komala said...

great fact, thanks for sharing :)

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Tony Van Helsing said...

We don't get Jeopardy over here in the real world.

Pat Hatt said...

Be totally foreign to have a smart politician

Caro * said...

Great fact ! :)

CraveCute said...

Good to know!

Teddi said...

he knew in utah he wouldn't have a chance.