“They will be represented more so than any other freshman class I have seen at the leadership table,” said Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who is running against Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite from Minnesota, to be the next GOP conference chairman.

“They need to be treated differently than an ordinary freshman class,” Hensarling said. “They do deserve a significant place at the leadership table. There is no doubt about that.”…

The new 22-member GOP Transition Team includes four freshmen, a sizable number certain to give newcomers additional clout in reorganizing the House under GOP control.