Tad DeHaven

For McGinnis, however, winning the election was probably the easy part. Now he’s heading off to the giant pothole in the middle of the state known as Harrisburg. His Republican colleagues are, for the most part, as establishment as it comes. And they certainly won’t be rolling out the welcome mat. Upon learning of his victory, McGinnis told a reporter that “If I have to be the skunk at the party, I’ll be the skunk.” And he said his fear is that he will be tempted to become “an insider.”

I think Dr. John will know he’s selling out if his establishment colleagues suddenly start telling him that he smells good.

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Tad DeHaven

Tad DeHaven is a budget analyst at the Cato Institute. Previously he was a deputy director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget. DeHaven also worked as a budget policy advisor to Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Tom Coburn (R-OK).