The biggest losers of the primary season

Chris McDaniel

The Mississippi state senator received more votes than Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 3 primary but was knocked off by Cochran in the runoff. McDaniel, who had the backing of major outside groups like the Club for Growth and SCF, is only 42 and may still have a bright future in the deeply-red state.

But instead of graciously conceding, his quixotic — and ongoing — legal challenges have made him look like a sore loser and hurt his public image.