I received two nominations (presidential and congressional) in December 2017 and was sent a 3Q letter a few days ago. I understand that I am competing against other candidates on the waiting list. However, I was also told by a friend that I will be competing in an additional pool of candidates because I received two nominations. Is this true? Finally, does anybody know how many candidates receive a 3Q letter? I am trying to roughly estimate my chances of receiving an appointment. Thank you.