Charles Wowkanech

Even a feud with South Jersey Democrats, the Assembly Speaker, a few losses in key ’07 State Senate races, and an inability to deliver a Democratic primary endorsement to an incumbent U.S. Senator doesn’t pull the AFL-CIO chief out of the top 25. On the plus side: the Legislature passed the family leave law – a huge accomplishment for the labor leader.

"Historically, the media has had two caricatures of Republicans. We are either stupid or evil."
—U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)