She got into the Senate with a slogan about her footwear. She sits at Ted Stevens' former desk. She voted against the Iraq war. And she's one of the most prolific earmarkers in Congress (she recently got $6.4 billion in Hanford clean-up money written into the Senate economic stimulus bill).
She's Patty Murray, of course, and she's the subject of an excellent profile by Aimee Curl in this week's issue. Check it out.