Let’s be honest here. This is the most topsy-turvy election cycles in years. So many conflicting polls, so many surprises, so many twists and turns.
To make it even more perplexing, now you have to submit your predictions for some of the closest races in the country. It’s the Political Junkie Midterm Elections Contest!
We’ve selected 11 Senate, 11 gubernatorial and 11 House races.
We’re making it more appealing, however. The winner with the best number of correct winners not only gets the coveted Political Junkie button … but your choice of an actual presidential political button from a campaign of your choice: Johnson, Goldwater, Nixon, Humphrey, Wallace, McGovern, Carter, Ford, Reagan, Mondale, Bush, Dukakis, Clinton.
And if anyone gets EVERY RACE correctly, we’ll throw in Eisenhower, Nixon, Humphrey and McGovern bumper stickers to boot!
Simply pick one winner per race and send your answers to Ken Rudin: [email protected]. The deadline is Halloween (of course), Friday, Oct. 31st at 10 pm Eastern time.
* = In Georgia and Louisiana, pick who finishes first on Nov. 4.
SENATE (Democrats listed first):
ALASKA — Mark Begich vs. Dan Sullivan
ARKANSAS — Mark Pryor vs. Tom Cotton
COLORADO — Mark Udall vs. Cory Gardner
GEORGIA — Michelle Nunn vs. David Perdue*
IOWA — Bruce Braley vs. Joni Ernst
KANSAS — Greg Orman (I) vs. Pat Roberts
KENTUCKY — Alison Grimes vs. Mitch McConnell
LOUISIANA — Mary Landrieu vs. Bill Cassidy*
NEW HAMPSHIRE — Jeanne Shaheen vs. Scott Brown
NORTH CAROLINA — Kay Hagan vs. Thom Tillis
SOUTH DAKOTA — Rick Weiland vs. Mike Rounds vs. Larry Pressler (I)
GOVERNOR (Democrats listed first):
ALASKA — Bill Walker (I) vs. Sean Parnell
COLORADO — John Hickenlooper vs. Bob Beauprez
CONNECTICUT — Dan Malloy vs. Tom Foley
FLORIDA — Charlie Crist vs. Rick Scott
GEORGIA — Jason Carter vs. Nathan Deal
ILLINOIS — Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner
KANSAS — Paul Davis vs. Sam Brownback
MAINE — Mike Michaud vs. Paul LePage vs. Eliot Cutler (I)
MASSACHUSETTS — Martha Coakley vs. Charlie Baker
MICHIGAN — Mark Schauer vs. Rick Snyder
WISCONSIN — Mary Burke vs. Scott Walker
HOUSE (Democrats listed first):
ARIZONA 02 — Ron Barber vs. Martha McSally
CALIFORNIA 07 — Ami Bera vs. Doug Ose
CALIFORNIA 52 — Scott Peters vs. Carl DeMaio
COLORADO 06 — Andrew Romanoff vs. Mike Coffman
FLORIDA 02 — Gwen Graham vs. Steve Southerland
GEORGIA 12 — John Barrow vs. Rick Allen
ILLINOIS 10 — Brad Schneider vs. Bob Dold
MINNESOTA 08 — Rick Nolan vs. Stewart Mills
NEW HAMPSHIRE 01 — Carol Shea-Porter vs. Frank Guinta
NEW YORK 11 — Domenic Recchia vs. Michael Grimm
WEST VIRGINIA 03 — Nick Rahall vs. Evan Jenkins