November 4, 2016 1:37 PM EDT

On November 8, Americans will choose a winner and a loser in the presidential race.

But along the way, in an election cycle that lasted more than a year and half, some people emerged as winners in their own right, with reputations boosted and national profile raised, while others were battered by the process, losing dignity and in some cases jobs over the brutal campaign.

Here are the top 10 biggest winners and losers of the 2016 election who weren’t on the ballot for president.

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