Time for an election prediction contest.
File your predictions in the comment thread. C’mon, you’ve been meaning to register, git’er done. Highest number of correct predictions on questions 1-10 wins. In case of a tie, the earlier-posted entry will prevail, so don’t wait for that last round of polling data. The contest deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.
The prize will be your choice of: A) A pretty nice lunch with me, Eric Black, to talk about politics and brag about how brilliant your picks were, or B) two tickets for a performance of the soon-to-open play “Shadowlands” at the Guthrie.
Predict each of the following (a non-answer is a wrong answer). One entry per customer.
1. Who will win the Minnesota U.S. Senate race: Norm Coleman, Al Franken or Dean Barkley.
2. The race for Congress from Minnesota’s Third District: Erik Paulsen or Ashwin Madia.
3. Minnesota’s Sixth District: Michele Bachmann or Elwyn Tinklenberg.
4. Minnesota’s Second District: John Kline or Steve Sarvi.
5. U.S. Senate race, Oregon: incumbent Repub Gordon Smith or Dem Jeff Merkley.
6. U.S. Senate race, Mississippi: incumbent Republican Roger Wicker or Democratic challenger Ronnie Musgrove.
7. U.S. Senate race, North Carolina: incumbent Repub Eliz. Dole or Dem Kay Hagan.
8. U.S. Senate race: Georgia: incumbent Repub Saxby Chambliss or Dem Jim Martin.
9. U.S. Senate race, New Hampshire: incumbent Repub John Sununu or Dem Jeanne Shaheen.
10. U.S. Senate race: Kentucky: incumbent Repub Mitch McConnell or Dem Bruce Lunsford.