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.