Pick Your 2018 Midterm Over/Unders for a Shot at $500 — No, Seriously

Predict the Nov. 6 Senate and House results for a chance to win

Campaign signs outside the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg, Md., for early voting on June 18. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Campaign signs outside the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg, Md., for early voting on June 18. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted October 22, 2018 at 9:05am

Test your political knowledge for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card from Roll Call! We have chosen a dozen House and a dozen Senate contests that are on the ballot this fall, and set a point spread for each. Your challenge is to correctly pick against the spread.

For example, in the Florida Senate race, we rate incumbent Bill Nelson a 2-point favorite over Rick Scott. So if you choose Nelson, he just has to win by a margin of more than 2 points; if you choose Scott, he must win or lose by fewer than 2 points. If we rate the race a “pick ’em,” you just need to choose the winner. If a race finishes even to the point spread, no points will be awarded to entries.

Contest Rules:In order to be eligible to win a $500 American Express gift card, entries must be received by 11 pm (Eastern) on Monday, November 5, 2018.One prize will be awarded to the contestant who most accurately predicts the results of the 2018 U.S. House and U.S. Senate elections, judged against Roll Call’s point spread. Whoever predicts the most races accurately wins the content. Voting data from the Associated Press will be used to determine the results in each race, and percentages will be rounded to the nearest full point. In the event of a tie, a winner will be selected by the first tiebreaker. If multiple entrants are still tied after the first tiebreaker, remaining entries will be scored on the second tiebreaker. The entry closes to the actual party breakdown, as a percentage, will be awarded te prize. In the event of a tie following the tiebreaker, a winner will be determined by coin flip. All calculations by Roll Call are final.The winners will be notified via email within 2 weeks of all results being finalized. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted. Entrants must be over the age of 18 and must provide a valid e-mail address.Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, address (city and state), likeness, photo and any statements made by the winner regarding the promotion for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation or consideration except where prohibited by law. Email addresses of all entrants will be subscribed to Roll Call’s newsletters.Fiscal Note (“Sponsor”) is not responsible for any failure of any electronic equipment, computer transmissions and/ or network connections, for any inaccuracies in information that may be used in the contest, or for any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries, including data entered by entrants. Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue the contest at any time, in which event only entries received prior to that date will be considered. Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the sponsor and its subsidiaries, and each of their respective directors, employees, agents and successors from any damage, injury, death or other liability that may arise from entrant’s participation in the contest or the awarding, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize. All entrants agree that the contest shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the law of the United States and that any dispute with respect to the contest shall be resolved in either the federal or state courts located in Washington, D.C., without giving effect to conflict-of-law principles thereof. Employees of FiscalNote and their families are not eligible to enter.