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It's time for another Capitol Alert election quiz!

Dust off that California election crystal ball. This year's primary edition asks alert readers to predict how some of the most competitive races will pan out.

How to play: Read the questions listed after the jump and send your answers to contest@capitolalert.com by 11:59 a.m. Tuesday, June 8. The best way to submit your answers is by copying the questions into an e-mail and writing your answers below.

The entrant with the most correct answers will win a $25 in gift card to a coffee shop of his or her choice. In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by our tie-breaker question.

Read the contest rules here. Send your answers to contests@capitolalert.com by 11:59 a.m. Tuesday, June 8.

Good luck!

1.) Which race pits a prominent politician's wife against his former girlfriend?

2.) Predict who will win that race.

3.) Who was the last Republican woman on a general election ballot for statewide office?

4.) The Secretary of State Voter Information Guide misspelled a gubernatorial candidate's name in 10 million copies. Name the candidate and his/her party affiliation.

5.) Which leader of the "birther" movement is running for statewide office?

6.) Which other candidate for statewide office has that candidate recently sued and why?

7.) The former significant other of a candidate in the eight-way 53rd Assembly District primary was an early candidate in the race. Name the couple and one issue that came up in court during their split.

8.) Perennial candidate Mervin Evans now claims to be vying for elected office in another state. Where and for what office is he running? What is the greatest percentage of the vote he has won in a California contest?

9.) Predict the winner in the GOP gubernatorial primary: Meg Whitman or Steve Poizner?

10.) Predict the winner in the GOP lieutenant governor primary: Sam Aanestad or Abel Maldonado?

11.) Predict the winner in the Democratic lieutenant governor primary: Gavin Newsom or Janice Hahn?

12.) Predict the winner in the Democratic Insurance commissioner primary: Dave Jones or Hector De La Torre?

13.) Predict the winner in the GOP attorney general primary: Steve Cooley, Tom Harman or John Eastman?

14.) Pick the top vote-getter in the superintendent of public instruction race: Larry Aceves, Gloria Romero or Tom Torlakson?

15.) Pick the winner in the GOP U.S. Senate primary: Tom Campbell, Carly Fiorina or Chuck DeVore?

16.) In the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, does challenger Mickey Kaus get more than or less than 10 percent of the vote?

17.) Pick the winner in the Democratic CD 36 primary : Jane Harman or Marcy Winograd?

18.) Pick the winner in the GOP CD 19 primary: Jeff Denham, Richard Pombo, Jim Patterson or Larry Westerlund?

19.) Proposition 14: Pass or fail?

20.) Proposition 16: Pass or fail?

21.) Pick the winner in the Democratic AD 5 primary: Richard Pan, Larry Miles or Matt Gray?

22.) Pick the winner in GOP AD 5 primary: Andrew Pugno, Craig DeLuz or Suzanne Jones?

23.) Pick the winner in the Democratic AD 9 primary: Roger Dickinson, Chris Garland, Lauren Hammond, Kevin McCarty or Adam Sartain?

24.) Pick the winner in the Democratic AD 30 primary:Fran Florez or Pete Parra?

25.) Pick the winner in the Democratic AD 53 primary: Kate Anderson, Betsy Butler, Nick Karno, James Lau, Edgar Saenz, Peter Luke Thottam, Diane Wallace or Mitch Ward?

26.) Pick the winner in the GOP SD 4 primary: Rick Keene or Doug LaMalfa?

27.) Pick the winner in the Democratic SD 40 primary: Juan Vargas or Mary Salas?

28.) Pick the winner in the SD 37 special election: Justin Blake (D), Bill Emmerson (R) or Matt Monica (American Independent)?

29.) Pick the winner in the GOP BOE District 2 primary: Alan Nakanishi, George Runner or Barbara Alby?

TIE BREAKER:
30.) Who wins the Democratic attorney general primary and with what percentage of the vote?

Need more info on the races? Check out the Secretary of State Voter Information Guide and the Sacramento Bee Voter Guide. Answers to many of the trivia questions can be found in past entries on the Capitol Alert.



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