10 Most Influential Voices in the Republican Party Today

Radio talk show host and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaks at 'An Evenining With Rush Limbaugh' event May 3, 2007 in Novi, Michigan. The event was sponsored by WJR radio station as part of their 85th birthday celebration festivities. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Radio talk show host and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaks at ‘An Evening With Rush Limbaugh’ event May 3, 2007 in Novi, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

As the presidential election becomes more and more a topic of conversation, it is abundantly clear that while Democrats are banking on Hillary Clinton to run, Republicans are somewhat more split on the matter. However, that doesn’t mean that the party lacks strong or influential leadership. Let’s take a look at some of the most vital, vocal, and well-known voices of the Republican party.

1. Rush Limbaugh

The conservative talk show host is known as a major voice for the Republican party, one that is known for strong rhetoric and far-right political views. He has been hailed as a passionate speaker who cares about America. He has also been criticized as racist, sexist, and even called a “brainwashed Nazi” by one caller, himself a Republican. Even with all the criticism, there can be no doubt that he influences and drives much of the fiery conversation on major topics, including gun control, unemployment, Liberal’s benefit programs, Obamacare, and much more.