QUIZ: Which Presidential Candidates Lost Their Home States?

May 25, 2012, 9:44 a.m.

When a pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate loses his home state, it is a par­tic­u­lar em­bar­rass­ment, writes Mat­thew Cooper. Why? The people of one’s home state know the can­did­ate the best. Test your know­ledge of the hand­ful of can­did­ates who lost their home states, three of whom went on to win the pres­id­ency des­pite the loss.

COR­REC­TION: The ori­gin­al ver­sion of this photo gal­lery quiz misid­en­ti­fied a pre­vi­ously held elec­ted po­s­i­tion of Richard Nix­on’s.