Study: Ron Paul = Most Conservative Congressman in 65 Year SpanSubmitted by Ranger_Will on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:45
From 1937 - 2002 Ron Paul ranked the #1 most conservative member of Congress in a study by the American Journal of Political Science.
As cited by TheStreet.com:
"A list put together at voteview.com found that out of the 3,320 individuals (1 being the most liberal and 3,320 being the most conservative) who had served in the House or Senate from 1937 to 2002, Santorum ranked 2,674, while Paul ranked 3,320.
"Four or five times he voted to raise the national debt, so that tells you how conservative he is," Paul said Saturday about Santorum. Based on the survey, Paul could question pretty much any politician's conservative record against his own.
The scores were based on all roll calls cast in the period. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slotted in at 2,893."
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