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When I posted the “Fun with Statistics” item ten people immediately wrote me to tell me about the 1980 election. Now that I’ve corrected the question, there’s radio silence. Once again, the question is: When was the last presidential election in which an incumbent lost to a challenger who had neither been a governor nor a president? I’m at

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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