Local Presidential Connections Posted by Samantha Behling May 16, 2020 Welcome to your Local Presidential Connections Chicago has hosted more political conventions than any other American city. How many? 14 Republican, 11 Democrat 11 Republican, 14 Democrat 17 Republican, 10 Democrat 7 Republican, 12 Democrat Only one Wisconsin resident has ever appeared on a major party’s Presidential ticket. Can you name him? Tommy Thompson Joseph McCarthy Paul Ryan Scott Walker Your new question!When it comes to the vice president, several Illinoisans have appeared on the ticket, but only two have won. Who are they? John A. Logan Frank Knox Charles G. Dawes Adlai E. Stevenson I In which Illinoisan’s former home can you still find a secret hiding place for pennies? Abraham Lincoln Barack Obama Ronald Reagan Ulysses S. Grant One presidential candidate proudly claimed Rockford as his home. Under which party’s ticket did this candidate appear? Republican Democrat Independent Other Several presidential candidates have called Chicagoland home. Which of these did not? Hillary Rodham Clinton Jesse Jackson Thomas Dewey Adlai Stevenson II Your new question! When Abraham Lincoln ran for President in 1860, he faced a familiar foe from his home state. Can you name this feisty opponent? Richard J. Oglesby Ulysses S. Grant Andrew Johnson Stephen Douglas Democrat Russ Feingold, a Janesville resident and former Wisconsin senator, never ran for president, but co-sponsored a bill that has affected presidential campaigns. What did it concern? Primary elections Campaign financing The electoral college National security briefings for candidates Reporter Bob Woodward has written about many episodes in presidential history, most famously President Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate scandal. In which western Chicago suburb did Woodward spend his childhood? St. Charles Oak Park Elmhurst Wheaton Several presidents have won the general election after being nominated by their party in Chicago. Which of these presidents was not nominated in Chicago? Abraham Lincoln Barack Obama Warren G. Harding Theodore Roosevelt Time is Up!