NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal in Congress

So you do have a choice.  Obama is the Most Liberal, Clinton comes in 16th.  What about the rest? Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, the lone House member still in the presidential race, is the178th-most-conservative lawmaker in that chamber in 2007. His libertarian views placed him close to the center of the House in both the social issues and foreign-policy categories. He registered more conservative on economic issues.

John McCain?  He didn’t get a composite score for 2007 because he missed too many votes.

Well at least you have a choice on the Democratic side.  The Republicans have 2 left that could score and McCain wasn’t around enough to rate. 

By Brian Friel, Richard E. Cohen and Kirk Victor, National Journal
© National Journal Group Inc.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal‘s 27th annual vote ratings. The insurgent presidential candidate shifted further to the left last year in the run-up to the primaries, after ranking as the 16th- and 10th-most-liberal during his first two years in the Senate.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., the other front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, also shifted to the left last year. She ranked as the 16th-most-liberal senator in the 2007 ratings, a computer-assisted analysis that used 99 key Senate votes, selected by NJ reporters and editors, to place every senator on a liberal-to-conservative scale in each of three issue categories. In 2006, Clinton was the 32nd-most-liberal senator.

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