Mitch McCon­nell

Cruz Won't Run for Majority Leader

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

Ted Cruz ruled out running for majo. leader after Repubs. took the Senate. He declined to say whether he'd vote for McConnell for maj. leader. "My practice has been not to second guess leadership decisions," Cruz said when asked why he won't express support for McC.

Who's the Most Conservative U.S. Senator?

Michael Catalini, National Journal

Sen. James Risch, Idaho's high-energy, low-visibility junior Republican compiled the Senate’s most conservative record, according to a newly released '13 vote rating. And he did so for the second straight year and third time overall since he took office in '09.