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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Among senators: Most conservative?

Sen. Jim Bunning is the Senate equivilent of Rep. John Boehner in the House.

At least as far as being conservative goes.

The Southgate, Ky., Republican ranked No. 6 in the Senate's list of most conservative members. His score means he's more conservative than 89.8 percent of fellow senators.

House Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, ranked as No. 9 on the list. His score means that he's more conservative than 86.5 percent of fellow senators.

Meanwhile, Ohio Sen. George Voinovich, also a Republican, was halfway down the list. The Cleveland lawmaker was scored as being more conservative than 58.2 percent of fellow senators.
On the liberal scorecard, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, is also halfway down the list. He is considered more liberal than only 76.3 percent of other senators.

However, he's less liberal than Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid and Charles Schumer.

CLICK HERE to search The National Journal's vote database yourself.


at 9:10 PM, March 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voinovich's liberal keester will soon be retired so he can join his little buddy Mike DeWine.

at 2:28 AM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bunning is a senile old fool. his aides wouldn't even let him debate his opponent in the last election, for fear that the whole world would see that what an addled, dribbling disaster this guy has become.

at 10:31 AM, March 13, 2008 Anonymous TB said...

This study was debunked weeks ago. Among the "liberal" votes were on the creation of an Independent Office of Congressional Ethics, and voting to follow the 9/11 Commission Recommendations. Why should either of those votes be considered liberal or conservative?

Not to mention, it should be noted that John McCain was not ranked in this study because he quite simply didn't vote enough. He missed over 50% of votes because he was neglecting his responsibilities in the Senate to run for President. Among those also not ranked were Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD), who had a brain hemorrhage at the beginning of 2007, and the late-Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY) who died in June.

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