In the opinion of a conservative political blog, Washington can add a new name to our list of women elected to public office who have parlayed political appeal into considerable influence.

Noteworthy political blog Right Wing News recently ranked Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) as the 5th most influential conservative women in the U.S., behind former Gov. Sarah Palin, conservative luminary and author Ann Coulter, radio host and author Laura Ingraham, and fellow congresswoman and presidential candidate Michelle Bachman (MN-6).

Since her election in 2008 to serve as the Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, McMorris Rodgers has been fourth in the House Republican leadership and the highest ranking Republican woman.

Other notable entries on the 20-member list include author and columnist Michelle Malkin (6th), former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (9th) and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino (15th).

To read the entire list, please visit Right Wing News.


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