Add to the Republicans’ coming disadvantages on the House floor and in committee rooms a growing difficulty on the greens.
The best golfer in Congress, identified last year by Golf Digest as Rep. Chris Chocola, went down to defeat on Tuesday. His 0.5 handicap was tops in the House or Senate.
The top two golfers in Congress are now — GASP! — Democrats.
As of last year, Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo., carried a 1.8 handicap and Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., held a 2.2.
The top Republican is now New Jersey’s Mike Ferguson, with a 4.3 handicap, followed by Ohioan John Boehner, with a 4.8 and Tennessee’s Zach Wamp, with a 4.9.
The GOP will need them, too. Democrats won their first-ever victory this year in September’s annual party vs. party golf tournament at Columbia Country Club.