It’s time for Episode 98 of the Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers that matter.
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Datapoint: 75,000. There are 75,000 State Department employees worldwide, though it may be a couple fewer after Rex Tillerson’s firing.
Datapoint: 627. Democrat Conor Lamb finished 627 votes ahead of Republican Rick Saccone in this week’s Congressional election in southwest Pennsylvania, out of more than 200,000 votes cast.