As promised, here are the lineups for the 2005 U.S. Congressional Tournament.
The rules for this tourney are simple. Vote for the Representative or Senator you think is the better Congressman in each matchup. The winners will advance in this 64-member tourney, just as they do in the NCAA Tournament.
(For those interested in the Presidential Matchup, the matchups will be posted later this week, in an NIT-style matchup of the 42 men who have served as President. 22 will get 1st-round byes, while the other 20 will play head-to-head).
1. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) vs. 16. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL)
2. House Min. Ldr Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) vs. 15. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
3. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) vs. 14. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC)
4. Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) vs. 13. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
5. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) vs. 12. Rep. Jim Nussle (R-IA)
6. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) vs. 11. Sen. John Warner (R-VA)
7. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) vs. 10. Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-SC)
8. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) vs. 9. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
1. House Spkr Dennis Hastert (R-IL) vs. 16. Sen. Min Ldr Harry Reid (D-NV)
2. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) vs. 15. Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL)
3. House Maj. Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) vs. 14. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)
4. Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) vs. 13. Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)
5. House Dem. Cauc Chair Robert Menendez (D-NJ) vs. 12. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
6. Sen. Pres Pro Tem Ted Stevens (R-AK) vs. 11. Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA)
7. Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) vs. 10. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
8. Sen. Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) vs. Rep. Jim Ryun (R-KS)
1. Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT) vs. 16. Rep. Robert Cramer (D-AL)
2. H Maj Ldr Tom DeLay (R-TX) vs. 15. S Maj Wh Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
3. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) vs. 14. Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH)
4. House Pol Com Chair John Shadegg (R-AZ) vs. 13. Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY)
5. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) vs. 12. Rep. William Thomas (R-CA)
6. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) vs. 11. Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI)
7. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) vs. 10. Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
8. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) vs. 9. Pete Domenici (R-NM)
1. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) vs. 16. Senate Maj Leader William Frist (R-TN)
2. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) vs. 15. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)
3. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) vs. 14. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)
4. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) vs. 13. Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)
5. Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) vs. 12. Sen. Dem. Whip Richard Durbin (D- IL)
6. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) vs. 11. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
7. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA) vs. 10. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
8. Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) vs. 9. Rep. Thaddeus MCotter (R-MI)
You may begin your votes at any time.
UPDATE: Mr. Right reminded me of some state corrections.