As expected, Congressman Fred Upton was selected to lead the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Upton campaigned as a conservative, as he always does in his district. We will see over the next two years whether he will act that way.
Upton's bid to lead the committee was opposed by many conservative organizations and commentators. Ironically, Upton's higher visibility may guarantee a high-profile primary challenge in two years.
Down With Upton
National Conservatives Finally Notice Fred Upton