If any Democrat didn't deserve to go down with his party's ship Tuesday, it was state Treasurer Dennis McKinney. A farmer and pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat who led the minority in the Kansas House, McKinney was a friend to everybody and did a good job after being appointed treasurer by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. "Shoot, the guy is a Greensburg tornado survivor who helped lead the town's rescue and recovery efforts, beginning when he lifted his neighbor and her 1-year-old son to safety from the rubble of their home," wrote Topeka Capital-Journal columnist Ric Anderson. "In other words, McKinney was about as electable as you could get except for being a Democrat. But this year, that was like being about as handsome as you could be except for having an arm growing out of your forehead."