There are many political insiders who have a lot riding on Tuesday’s elections, ranging from Ben Bernanke to Nate Silver to Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The election results, of course, will play a huge role in determining the fate of President Obama’s healthcare law and former President George W. Bush’s expiring tax rates. They will also have a tremendous impact on congressional and key administration officials.
The following is The Hill’s list of 10 political insiders who have a lot riding on Election Day.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
The Senate minority leader famously said that his No. 1 political goal was to deny Obama a second term. Obama and his surrogates repeated that line throughout 2012 as they sought to portray congressional Republicans as obstructionists. But McConnell has other goals in mind, most notably to become majority leader. To do that, the GOP needs a better-than-anticipated showing on Tuesday.