Usually, when I do these sorts of things, I give you plenty of notice, and plenty of time to answer. Not this time.
Herewith is my Official 2010 Election Contest, in which you have to come up with winners in a dozen contests that will be decided on Tuesday, plus arrive at the totals for the next House and Senate.
The one who comes closest wins a set of (your choice) genuine political campaign buttons. For Republicans, buttons for presidential candidates Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush. For Democrats, buttons for George McGovern, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Anyone who gets every one correct, well, wins all six buttons. And I'll throw in a Johnson and Goldwater button to boot!
Deadline is Tuesday at noon Eastern time. No exceptions.