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Mike Lee: Freshman senator from Utah

On the campaign trail back in Utah, Mike Lee's hard-hitting politics made him a vanguard of the grass-roots tea party movement. These are not tactics that the newly elected Republican senator is leaving at the door now that he is in Washington.



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Mike Lee, a freshman Republican senator from Utah, speaks on the phone between meetings on the first floor of the Capitol.

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Sen. Mike Lee: A political insider refashions himself as tea party revolutionary
Article | Mike Lee is connected - by blood and by chance - to more senators than any other member of the exclusive club of 100. Think about it: Three of his cousins have been elected senators. (Okay, they were second cousins.) A middle-school classmate was one of Strom Thurmond's daughters. Robert C. Byrd ,...

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