Answers for Morning Political Trivia for July 12

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Commenter Al did better on our inaugural morning political trivia question than all of the journalists here, going four-for-four. The four state capitals that begin with the same letter as the state they’re in are Dover, DE; Honolulu, HI; Indianapolis, IN; and Oklahoma City, OK.

Here at MoJo DC, only Reporter Jonathan Stein and Associate Editor Dan Schulman came close — both quickly guessed three of the four and then got stuck. Dan was missing Dover, DE, while Jonathan spent most of the day trying to get Indianapolis (he eventually guessed it). Points to Jonathan and commenter Al, and consolation prizes for Dan and commenters Frank (1/4), Bradley T Hughes (3/4), and Stephen Jackson, who was the first to get Oklahoma City. Come back for another question tomorrow morning.

—Nick Baumann

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