Updated on December 21 at 9:15 a.m.
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National Journal asked a group of 213 Political Insiders from both parties to choose who they think has risen the highest -- and fallen the hardest -- this year.
You probably have your own ideas about who should be on our list. Among those who made it are a mama grizzly, a Latino rising star, and a censured lawmaker.
Scroll through our gallery to see who the Insiders chose as the big winners and the biggest losers of 2010.
Annelise Russell contributed