FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2009 file photo, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh talks with guests in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The uproar over Rush Limbaugh’s comments about a young woman’s sex life underscores the outsized role that conservative media figures play in Republican politics. Limbaugh, the late Andrew Breitbart and even Donald Trump have such faithful followers among the party’s core supporters that Republican politicians often fear they’ll pay a painful price for crossing them. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)