Several well-known political figures — current members of Congress and governors — have picked their home state teams to win the championship. One former — and possibly future — presidential contender selected teams from states he won in 2012 to go far in the tournament
Take a look at the teams these politicians think will go all the way:
Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.
The Louisiana governor, who is said to be a potential presidential candidate in 2016, picked Florida to win the championship. (Key swing state, by the way).
Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md.
The Maryland governor, who may have designs on the White House one day, chose Florida to overcome Louisville in the final.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
The Democratic National Committee chair and Florida congresswoman’s Sunshine State pride shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum
Iowa is former presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s second home — and the team nearly makes his final four.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
For the Arizona senator, it’s the Wildcats all the way. Naturally.
Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.
Florida’s GOP governor, who is facing a re-election challenge from Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, sees Florida taking the championship.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev.
Gov. Sandoval and President Obama may not have much in common — politically — but they do when it comes to Michigan State.