Veteran political scribe Fred Dicker had an easy time picking winners and losers this year.
Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos lead the losers and Governor Cuomo had a rough year too, losing popularity and getting some of the splatter of scandal on hiim as well.
US Attorney Preet Bharara is a winner for shaking up NY politics and positioning himself for a run at something. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is now the state's most popular Democrat and may run in 2018. He would be a strong candidate.
Mayor DiBlasio is deemed a loser based on the belief he is in over his head, and Donald Trump is a winner for getting as far as he has.