Liberal Republican Pat Haggerty is now a former state representative — thanks to his horrible record. He beat himself by constantly subjecting his constituency to higher taxes, more spending, and a host of bad ideas. Haggerty’s election-night party at the Titanic Ball Room proved to prophetic; his ship is sunk.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."