2012 Golden Dukes Announced!!!

It’s not the holiday season without the Golden Duke Awards, TPM’s annual homage to the year’s best purveyors of public corruption, outlandish behavior and The Crazy. (The awards are named in honor of Congressman-turned-inmate Randy “Duke” Cunningham. See the letter Cunningham sent our reporter Ryan Reilly last year.) This is the sixth annual installment of the Golden Dukes! (See last year’s winners here.)

Nominations are due no later than Friday, December 14, 2012.

Submission details after the jump!!This year’s categories are:
1. Best Scandal — General Interest
2. Best Scandal — Sex and Generalized Carnality
3. Best Scandal — Local Venue
4. Meritorious Achievement in The Crazy
5. Biggest Campaign Freakout
6. Most Hilariously Wrong Campaign Prediction
7. Most Over-The-Top Campaign Ad

How do you participate?

Email talk (at) talkingpointsmemo.com with your nominations no later than December 14, identifying the person you’re nominating and make your case in no more than 250 words for why he or she deserves a place in the rogues gallery of Golden Dukes winners. Only notorious individuals are eligible for the award — parties, issues, groups, etc. are not eligible. Nominees have to be specific, real persons.

On December 20th we’ll announce the nominees. The final awards will be named on December 28.

Feel the excitement!