Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn’t quite a cover girl, but that doesn’t matter: She’s still proud of her latest achievement.
The Alaska Republican made the pages of Elle magazine’s Genius issue as one of “10 brilliant women whose work could change the world.”
Murkowski, called “The Independent” by Elle writers, was recognized for her re-election last November after she won as a write-in candidate and defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller, who had beaten her in the GOP primary.
The item notes that GOP consultant Karl Rove said her campaign was “sad and sorry” and that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made her resign from her committees.
Murkowski tweeted a photo of the spread Tuesday morning: “In case you missed it, I was recognized in the latest @Ellemagazine issue.”
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.