Things That Could Make Me Feel Better

Regardless of how the midterms elections go, there are a few Republicans who I would really like to see lose and that (if they lose) would go a long way toward mitigating the depression I would feel if things go very poorly.

At the top of this list are:

1. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
2. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin
3. Governor Rick Scott of Florida
4. Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas
5. Governor Paul LePage of Maine

What’s your list?

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly. See all his writing at