Can you spell 'showdown?'

Several senators and members of Congress are putting their spelling skills on the line, as they take on a group of journalists in a good, old-fashioned spelling bee.

The National Press Club announced Thursday it is reprising its “Best Speller in the United States” competition, which first pitted lawmakers against Beltway reporters in 1913.

The Sept. 18 competition at the D.C.-based organization will raise money for the club’s nonprofit Journalism Institute.

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The political spellers who are poised to compete include Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.), along with Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).

Fox News Channel’s Ed Henry, Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post, and CBS News’ Major Garrett are among the journalists who will do their best to out-spell their opponents.

ITK reached out to several members asking them whether their vocab know-how could spell disaster for their opponents or if they’re in need of some serious dictionary study sessions — none have gotten back to us.