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Election Doldrums

It's not quite like the summer doldrums but today's action is similar.

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Tue, Nov 6, 2018 - 9:59am

It's not quite like the summer doldrums but today's action is similar. We'll likely sit and wait with prices in a range, all the while subject to sudden spikes and selloffs due to random headlines about turnout and exit polls. So, why not a Hat Contest?!?

Ummm, let's see...What can we do to keep ourselves entertained? How about this? For today's contest, here are the categories:

The current makeup of the US House of Representatives is 235-R, 193-D and 7 vacancies. To regain control of the House, the Ds must increase their number of seats up to 218. So, question number 1 is...

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