The biggest upset of 2012

The former state solicitor general's win over heavily favored Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was a true victory for the conservative grassroots.

Worst political ad of 2012: Todd Akin

Akin's campaign provided us with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to bad ads, but his apology ad took the cake.

By Aaron Blake, Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan November 15, 2012