The new kids: Superlatives of the Class of 2010
By Felicia Sonmez
Last week, we asked you to pick the superlatives for the Class of 2010 -- the congressional freshmen who will stand out in ways good (most likely to run for president) and perhaps not so good (biggest drama king/queen).
The voters have weighed in, the ballots have been counted -- we work faster than Washington State -- and today, we bring you the winners.
Did we miss anyone? Got a nomination for another superlative? Leave your thoughts in the comments section (or via Twitter) below!
Who will be the "class president" of the Class of 2010 (the freshman most likely to run for president)?
Florida Republican Sen.-elect Marco Rubio was the overwhelming favorite, winning 56 percent of the vote. Ohio Republican Sen.-elect Rob Portman was the runner-up, with 13 percent. On Wednesday, Rubio was already playing down speculation that he's considering a presidential bid, calling the speculation "flattering" but saying that soon there will be "somebody else out there who's the flavor of the month."
Which member of the Class of 2010 will be most likely to succeed in Congress?
Rubio again was the big winner, besting nine other candidates to take the top spot with 30 percent of the vote. Delaware Democratic Sen.-elect Chris Coons was the runner-up, taking 24 percent.
Who will be the "class clown" of the 2010 class?
Arizona Republican Rep.-elect Ben Quayle was your pick, winning 29 percent of the vote. (For those keeping score at home, that's six more percentage points than Quayle got in the August GOP primary.) Kentucky Republican Sen.-elect Rand Paul was a close second, with 25 percent.
Who will be the "prom king" or "prom queen" of 2010?
It was a close race, but Adam Kinzinger, the Republican Rep.-elect in Illinois' 11th District, beat out Washington Republican Rep.-elect Jaime Herrera for the top spot.
Who will be the "drama king" or "drama queen" of the 2010 class (the freshman least likely to work together with his or her party's leadership)?
Thirty-five percent of you picked Paul, with former Nevada Assemblywoman (and unsuccessful Senate candidate) Sharron Angle (R) in second place with 24 percent. Paul butted heads with his party's leadership long before winning the GOP nod over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's handpicked choice, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, and has cast his win as a victory for the tea party movement.
Got a choice that didn't appear above? The comments section awaits!
| November 4, 2010; 12:52 PM ET
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