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Summer Superlatives Class of 2011 Winners

With the help of our friends from the Florida Election Board, we’ve tallied up the votes for FishbowlDC’s Summer Superlatives competition and are now ready to announce the Class of 2011 winners.  To earn their titles and Fishbowl fame, each of these honorees won more votes  in their respective categories than any other nominee.  Without further ado, the first four winners:

With over 1,000 votes cast, Best Sense of Humor turned out to be the most competitive of our twelve categories.  Roll Call‘s Neda Semnani and Politico‘s Julie Mason battled for the first place spot throughout the day.  But it’s when the sun set and his opponents were catching their ZZZZs that Matt Labash launched his surprise attack and ultimately won FishbowlDC glory with a whopping 46.63% of the vote for Best Sense of Humor.

Michael Steel from Speaker John Boehner‘s office seemed like the clear winner of 2011′s Best Capitol Hill Press Secretary until Rockefeller’s Vince Morris‘s campaign began picking up steam late Tuesday afternoon.  The race remained tight for several hours but in the end Steel took Morris and the win with 39.8% of the vote.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer waltzed, sambaed, and silver foxtrotted right over the competition and into the winner’s circle for Best On-Air Personality with 44.75% of the vote.  And 39.16% of the vote earned Politico’s Jim VandeHei the title of Most Cutthroat journalist in Washington with the win over his colleague Mike Allen who snagged 25.1%.

Congrats to Labash, Steel, Blitzer and VandeHei!  Next four winners will be announced shortly.

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SS Exit Polls Show Three Close Races

Early exit polls from day one of our Summer Superlatives contest indicate only one thing: these races are too close to call tonight.  With three sets of rock-solid competitors and a slew of die-hard supporters, FishbowlDC glory is still anyone’s for the taking.

To spice up the competition, we’ve hidden the real-time results of each race (8pm).  But don’t let that dissuade you from casting a vote or campaigning for your favorite candidate.  Each poll will remain open for 24 hours from the time it went live today and final results will be revealed in a very special post honoring the winners next week. Until then, here’s your 10pm exit poll snapshot.

Best Sense of Humor:  Julie Mason must have spent the evening shaking hands and kissing babies because Team Mason has managed to pull ahead Semnani and Labash.

Julie Mason: 32.06% of the vote.

Neda Semnani: 31.76% of the vote.

Matt Labash: 28.09% of the vote.

Gene Weingarten: 3.39% of the vote.

Biggest Self-Promoter: Mackowiak and Bardella have pimped themselves into one fierce competition.

Matt Mackowiak: 36.91%

Kurt Bardella: 33.77%

Howard Kurtz: 19.6%

Carol Joynt: 9.69%

Best Capitol Hill Press Secretary:  Boehner’s Michael Steel, who began losing his daylong lead to Morris and Elshami this afternoon,  has managed to pull ahead tonight.

Michael Steel: 44.39%

Vince Morris: 28.7%

Nadeam Elshami: 23.53%

Charles Chamberlayne: 3.39%

Summer Superlatives: Best Cap Hill Press Secretary

We decided to mix things up a little with this category. But who better than FishbowlDC readers to name 2011′s Best Capitol Hill Press Secretary?  From fielding your calls to feeding you tips, these folks can make or break a journo’s day.  So which one of these fine flacks is the best press secretary (or comm. director) on Capitol Hill?

The nominees are….Michael Steel from Speaker John Boehner’s office, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Nadeam Elshami, Charles Chamberlayne for Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and Vince Morris from the office of Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).