The election is a week away and there are still so many contests for the Senate and for governor that are too close to call. The answer to such uncertainty? Another Political Junkie contest!
The person who calls every race correctly wins a Political Junkie t-shirt, plus their choice of an Eisenhower or Stevenson campaign button from 1952! The person who comes closest to the actual result wins a pair of Political Junkie socks and their choice of the ’52 button. Note: Entries must be received by Saturday night at midnight. While we know that many races will not be called immediately, Nov. 20th is the cutoff dates for results.
The Battle for the Senate (incumbent or incumbent party listed first):
ALASKA: Lisa Murkowski (R) vs. Kelly Tshibaka (R) vs. Patricial Chesbro (D)
ARIZONA: Mark Kelly (D) vs. Blake Masters (R)
FLORIDA: Marco Rubio (R) vs. Val Demings (D)
GEORGIA: Rafael Warnock (D) vs. Herschel Walker (R)
NEVADA: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) vs. Adam Laxalt (R)
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Maggie Hassan (D) vs. Don Bolduc (R)
NORTH CAROLINA: Ted Budd (R) vs. Cheri Beasley (D)
OHIO: J.D. Vance (R) vs. Tim Ryan (D)
PENNSYLVANIA: Mehmet Oz (R) vs. John Fetterman (D)
UTAH: Mike Lee (R) vs. Evan McMullin (I)
WISCONSIN: Ron Johnson (R) vs. Mandela Barnes (D)
And now, key battles for governor (incumbent or incumbent party listed first):
ARIZONA: Kari Lake (R) vs. Katie Hobbs (D)
FLORIDA: Ron DeSantis (R) vs. Charlie Crist (D)
GEORGIA: Brian Kemp (R) vs. Stacey Abrams (D)
KANSAS: Laura Kelly (D) vs. Derek Schmidt (R)
MICHIGAN: Gretchen Whitmer (D) vs. Tudor Dixon (R)
MINNESOTA: Tim Walz (D) vs. Scott Jensen (R)
NEVADA: Steve Sisolak (D) vs. Joe Lombardo (R)
NEW MEXICO: Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) vs. Mark Ronchetti (R)
NEW YORK: Kathy Hochul (D) vs. Lee Zeldin (R)
OKLAHOMA: Kevin Stitt (R) vs. Joy Hofmeister (D)
OREGON: Tina Kotek (D) vs. Christine Drazan (R) vs. Betsy Johnson (I)
TEXAS: Greg Abbott (R) vs. Beto O’Rourke (D)
WISCONSIN: Tony Evers (D) vs. Tim Michels (R)
Separate contest: Give us your prediction of the final makeup of the Senate and the House. An Ike or Stevenson button will be given to the person coming closest; one button for the Senate and one for the House.
FINAL MAKEUP OF THE SENATE (as of Nov. 20th):
FINAL MAKEUP OF THE HOUSE (as of Nov. 20th):
In case of a tie, the winner will be decided by earliest arrival.
Send your predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org. One guess per person. Good luck!