Most Conservative Congressmen

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Most Conservative Congressmen

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Who are the most conservative congressmen in the United States? The answers might surprise you.

Absent from the top of the National Journal's annual list of the most conservative congressmen in 2011 is tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, a Republican House member from Minnesota. Tying for a top spot among the most conservative congressmen was John McCain, a Republican senator from Arizona who has long cultivated an image of maverickĀ in his party.

The weekly magazine rated members of the House and Senate based on their votes on key economic, social, and foreign-policy issues during 2010. Five House members tied for most conservative congressmen, and eight senators each claimed the right to call themselves most conservative in their chamber.

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U.S. Rep. Trent Franks

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, is among five House members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 95 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than 95 percent of the his colleagues in the House when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, a Republican from Texas, is among five House members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 95 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than 95 percent of the his colleagues in the House when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, is among five House members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 95 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than 95 percent of the his colleagues in the House when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado, is among five House members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 95 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than 95 percent of the his colleagues in the House when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer

U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, a Republican from Texas, is among five House members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 95 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than 95 percent of the his colleagues in the House when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Sen. John Barrasso

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, is among eight Senate members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 89.7 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than about 90 percent of the his colleagues in the Senate when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, is among eight Senate members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 89.7 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than about 90 percent of the his colleagues in the Senate when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Sen. Sen. John Cornyn

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is among eight Senate members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 89.7 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than about 90 percent of the his colleagues in the Senate when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, a Republican from Idaho, is among eight Senate members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 89.7 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than about 90 percent of the his colleagues in the Senate when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican from South Carolina, is among eight Senate members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 89.7 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than about 90 percent of the his colleagues in the Senate when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Sen. John McCain

U.S. Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, is among eight Senate members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 89.7 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than about 90 percent of the his colleagues in the Senate when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Sen. James Risch

U.S. Sen. James Risch, a Republican from Idaho, is among eight Senate members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 89.7 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than about 90 percent of the his colleagues in the Senate when it came to votes on important issues.

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U.S. Sen. John Thune

U.S. Sen. John Thune, a Republican from South Dakto, is among eight Senate members ranked by the National Journal as being the most conservative congressmen in the chamber. Like the others, he scored a 89.7 rating, meaning that he was more conservative than about 90 percent of the his colleagues in the Senate when it came to votes on important issues.