In politics, there are always winners, losers and funny names. Here are some from yesterday’s primaries.

In a March 15 Ides of March Illinois Democratic congressional primary, the perfectly named Patrick Brutus lost.

A menagerie of other candidates included Democratic senate candidate Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, who won, and Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Deb Bullwinkel, who did not. A losing candidate in an Ohio state congressional primary was Republican Bill Beagle.

Incidentally, the candidate Duckworth beat in her race was Andrea Zopp. In other words, Duckworth zapped Zopp.

Joining Beagle in the same race that put him in the losing doghouse was, to mix metaphors, a candidate whose campaign laid an egg, J.D. Winteregg.