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Golden Dukes, Readers' Choice Edition!

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Meritorious Achievement in The Crazy:

  • Christine O'Donnell: 45.9%
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: 17.7%
  • Ginny Thomas: 17.5%
  • Former Rep. Tom Tancredo: 11.7%
  • Tim Profitt: 7.1%

Unrefudiated Champion of Tea Party Wackiness

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann: 37.0%
  • Sharron Angle: 34.9%
  • Carl Paladino: 18.0%
  • Rep.-Elect Allen West: 6.9%
  • Rich Iott: 3.2%

Most Outrageous Election Season Fib Issued By A Politician

  • Gov. Jan Brewer: Illegal Immigrants Are Beheading People!: 70.5%
  • Sharron Angle: I'm Really Concerned With Canadian Immigrants!:16.7%
  • Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie: My Opponent Would Release All These Sex
    Offenders!: 6.4%
  • Carl Paladino: Andrew Cuomo Had An Affair, I Swear!: 3.8%
  • Sen.-Elect Richard Blumenthal: "I Served In Vietnam": 2.6%

Most Over-The-Top Campaign Ad

  • Demon Sheep: 41.5%
  • Reid Supports Viagra For Sex Offenders: 26.2%
  • Taliban Dan: 10.8%
  • Manchin Shoots Down Cap and Trade: 10.8%
  • Melancon Welcomes Illegal Immigrants: 10.8%

The George Allen Honors For Best Tracker-Captured Freak-Out

  • Joe Miller: 42.2%
  • Carl Paladino: 24.5%
  • Phil Davison: 22.5%
  • Rep.-Elect Allen West: 5.9%
  • Rep. Bob Etheridge: 4.9%

Best Scandal -- Sex and Generalized Carnality

  • George Reker's Altruistic Streak: 58.5%
  • Then-Rep. Eric Massa's Tickle Fetish: 26.6%
  • Carl Paladino's Secret Life: 7.4%
  • Sexting Wisconsin DA Kenneth Kratz: 5.3%
  • Blogger Claims Affair With Nikki Haley: 2.1%

Best Scandal -- Local Venue

  • Bell, CA City Council Salary Scandal: 53.9%
  • PG County Officials Jack and Leslie Johnson's Bribery Scandal: 16.9%
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Spending And Discrimination Scandals: 15.7%
  • Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's Extortion Case: 7.9%
  • State Sen.-Elect Brian Nieves Faced Charges He Assaulted Rival's
    Staffer: 5.6%

Best Scandal -- General Interest

  • RNC's Spending At A Bondage-Themed Strip Club: 59.0%
  • Meg Whitman's Maid Scandal: 20.5%
  • Rep. Charlie Rangel's Ethics Trial: 16.9%
  • Former Rep. Scott McInnis' Plagiarism Allegations: 2.4%
  • Former Florida Republican Chair Jim Greer's Siphoning Scandal: 1.2%