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Sunday Book Thread | Main | NFL Thread
October 17, 2010

Contest: Election 2010

Alright, we have the football pickem for the sporty types, haiku contests (hmm, been a while, Lauraw) for the clever morons, and Monty's got his romance novel thing going on down there... It's time for a contest for political prognosticators.

Actually, let's make it two contests. The winner of each gets one entire year of absolutely free content at AOSHQ. And bragging rights. Entries are due by Friday, October 22 at noon Eastern; see below for details.

First Contest: House of Representatives
How many seats will the GOP gain (net) in the House?

Rasmussen predicts 55.
Nate Silver says 47 or 48.

Whoever gets it right on the dot or closest without going over (hey, it worked for Bob Barker) wins.

Second Contest: Senate
Predict the outcome in the following eleven senate races, which we've given particular attention to here at the HQ:

AK
CA
CT
DE
FL
IL
NV
PA
WA
WI
WV

Whoever gets the most right wins.

Entries are due by Friday, October 22 at noon Eastern. I'll put up an "Official Entries" thread on Thursday evening for you to post your predictions (meaning, predictions in this post won't count) OR, if you'd rather keep your l33t political skillz to yourself, you can email me your entry any time before noon on Friday at "gabriel.malor" at gmail. I'll tally the results and announce the winners after the recounts are done.


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