DD's CA experience last year:
Skype interview with Congressman - two competitive nominations.
Telephone interview with Senator Feinstein - no nomination
No interview/no communication with Senator Harris - four competitive nominations.
As BFE stated, I would not count on this occurrence being repeated very often.
Could you elaborate on your experience a bit more? We are in the same boat awaiting to hear anything from our CA Senators. I am confused by the "competitive nomination" counts in your post. What do you mean in saying "two competitive nominations" .. is this from one congressman? and then "four competitive nominations" after nothing from Harris?