In writing for The Daily Beast, Republicans Mark McKinnon and Jon Henke name Sarah Steelman as one of six "Republicans of the Future."
"Sarah Steelman of Missouri, once called “Sarah Palin with an economics degree,” has been unafraid to call out establishment Republicans in Missouri; she has said, “I’m not part of the good ol’ boys network, and I don’t want to be.” The GOP could use a lot more politicians with the guts to challenge the status quo. She may be a 2010 Senate candidate in Missouri," write McKinnon and Henke.
Steelman seems to get more props from national Republicans than GOPers in her own state.
McKinnon and Henke say their list if made up of Republicans "we can feel good about defending, because they were principled, intellectual, or reasonable at a time when so many were not."
If you ain't a regular -- Steelman is still seriously considering a U.S. Senate race.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Ohio Congressman Rob Portman also made the list.