For over 30 years, the National Journal has rated members of Congress on their conservative records, and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has been ranked third in the U.S. Senate for his voting scorecard in 2011. The respected publication determines ratings based on select roll-call votes from previous years to create an ideological scale for Congress, including votes regarding economic, foreign and social policy issues. The publication gave Crapo high marks for his leadership on issues such as deficit reduction, tax reform and health care/News Release from Mike Crapo's office. More here.
- Idaho's Jim Risch 7th most conservative (full list here)
- In House, Mike Simpson is ranked 137th, Raul Labrador 174th (full list here)
- Idaho House delegation 9th most conservative (full list here)
Question: Any of these rankings surprise you?