March Madness: Politicians Catch NCAA Fever

As March Madness sweeps the nation, politicians are getting into the prediction business and filling out brackets for the NCAA tournament too. And not just President Obama.

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. Bobby Jindal 2014 NCAA Bracket

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.

Gov. Martin OMalley 2014 NCAA Bracket

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.

The Democratic National Committee chair and Florida congresswoman's Sunshine State pride shouldn't come as a surprise.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2014 NCAA Bracket

Former Sen. Rick Santorum

Iowa is former presidential candidate Rick Santorum's second home - and the team nearly makes his final four.

Rick Santorum 2014 NCAA Bracket

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

For the Arizona senator, it's the Wildcats all the way. Naturally.

Sen. John McCain 2014 NCAA Bracket

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. Rick Scott 2014 NCAA Bracket

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.

Gov. Brian Sandoval 2014 NCAA Bracket

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