Once again, here’s your chance to not only win the coveted Political Junkie button but to star in next week’s podcast!
Eight states are holding primaries on Tuesday, June 3. Lots at stake. Lots of winners and losers will be declared.
And you can be part of that process. Submit your predictions to the primary contests listed below. We’ll tabulate all the responses, assemble the most accurate answers, and from that list we’ll randomly select one person who WILL BE ON NEXT WEEK’S PODCAST! You can talk about your political acumen, tell us what you love (or hate) about the show, suggest future topics on the podcast, suggest a ScuttleButton puzzle, whatever you like!
We did this once before, in advance of the May 20 primaries, and the winner was Shirlina Mann of Ashburn, Va. She was on the next day’s podcast and her life hasn’t been the same since.
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your mailing address (for the button) and a daytime telephone number (where we can call you during the taping of the podcast next Wednesday). Is this a great country or what? Well, you can tell us the answer to that question as well.
Here are the selected contests (and make sure you read the important note about California below):
CALIFORNIA Governor (R)*: Tim Donnelly, Neel Kashkari.
CALIFORNIA 7th CD (R)*: Igor Birman, Elizabeth Emken, Doug Ose.
CALIFORNIA 17th CD*: Mike Honda, Ro Khanna.
CALIFORNIA 33rd CD*: Wendy Greuel, David Kanuth, Ted Lieu, Matt Miller, Marianne Williamson.
CALIFORNIA 52nd CD (R)*: Carl DeMaio, Kirk Jorgensen, Fred Simon.
IOWA Senate (R): Sam Clovis, Joni Ernst, Mark Jacobs, Matt Whitaker.
MONTANA Senate (D): Dirk Adams, John Bohlinger, John Walsh.
MISSISSIPPI Senate (R): Thad Cochran, Chris McDaniel.
NEW JERSEY 3rd CD (R): Steve Lonegan, Tom MacArthur.
NEW MEXICO Governor (D): Gary King, Linda Lopez, Howie Morales, Lawrence Rael, Alan Webber.
SOUTH DAKOTA Senate (R): Annette Bosworth, Stace Nelson, Jason Ravnsborg, Larry Rhoden, Mike Rounds.
Important California Note: All candidates in the state’s unique “jungle primary” run on the same ballot, regardless of party. The top two finishers, again regardless of party, advance to the November general election. In the California governor, 7th CD and 52nd CD contests, we are not asking who will finish first in the primary; we want to know the identity of the Republican who will go on to November with the Democratic candidate. In California’s 17th CD and 33rd CD races, you must list who you think will finish 1-2, in order.
Deadline is Tuesday at 10 am Eastern time! Good luck!!