Lee, Warren Most ‘Extreme’ Senators

A new Utah Data Points analysis shows that Sens. Mike Lee and Elizabeth Warren are the most ideological senators in the 113th Congress.

Reports Michael Barber:

Does any of this matter for the upcoming 2016 election? Because of Utah’s conservative electorate, it is unlikely that Lee would lose to a Democrat in November. However, given the recent changes to Utah’s caucus and primary system, it is possible that he could face a difficult and expensive primary challenge in 2016. Political science research suggests that legislators who are “out of step” with the ideology of their voters are more likely to face challenges in the primary and general elections.