The Senate’s Most Conservative Member: Ever Heard of Him?

jimrischJames Risch, an Idaho Republican, edges out his more well-known colleagues in the upper chamber.

When people think about conservative “all stars” in the Senate (if people ever actually think about such a thing), a few names probably come to mind. There’s Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who before leaving the Senate to run the Heritage Foundation—a conservative Think Tank—was the godfather of the tea party in the upper chamber. …

… All of these guys rank on National Journal’s most conservative list, but none of them hold the top spot. That honor goes to James Risch of Idaho, a senator so obscure that he might as well be dubbed the Ann Veal of the Senate.

Read the full story here from National Journal.

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