Friday felt a bit like Nerd Christmas, when the latest edition of the Almanac of American Politics landed on our desk. (With a thud, we should add — at 1883 pages, reading it doubles as a vigorous bicep workout.)
The book, edited by National Journal, is considered something of a Bible for the political class, as it provides detailed profiles of every last congressional district, member of Congress, and governor. Important stuff here, to be sure. But we also enjoy the quirky factoids amid the weighty census data and maps.
The University of Chicago Press, which publishes the tome, provided the Loop with a list of fun tidbits from its pages.
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