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Who Had the Best (and Worst) 2010?

It's been a year of notable highs and lows for some of America's politicians.


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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.  


2010's Winners and Losers

THE BIG WINNER—<b>John Boehner</b> No. 2  WINNER—<b>Sarah Palin</b> No. 3 WINNER—<b>Harry Reid</b> No. 4 WINNER... on the wane—<b>Haley Barbour</b> No. 5 WINNER—<b>Marco Rubio</b>THE BIGGEST LOSER—<b>Nancy Pelosi</b> No. 2 LOSER—<b>Barack Obama</b> No. 3 LOSER—<b>Charlie Crist</b> No. 4 LOSER—<b>Charlie Rangel</b> No. 5 LOSER—<b>Michael Steele</b> No. 6 LOSER—<b>Meg Whitman</b><h1>2010's Winners and Losers</h1>

Annelise Russell contributed contributed to this article.

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