Ben Swann: GOP Chairman Breaks Law, Endorses Embattled Incumbent US SenatorSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 19:38
Posted by Michael Lotfi | September 18, 2013
When most people think of Tennessee they arrive at conclusions of country music, BBQ, mountains and conservative politics. If one were to crack open the voting records of TN’s federal delegation they would be in for quite the shock. Of Tennessee’s 11 federal delegates (9 representatives and 2 senators) only 3 have a conservative score or 80% of higher. In fact, the highest score is an 88%, which belongs to Rep. John Duncan (R-TN2). The biggest shock comes when looking at the two US Senators. Bob Corker (R) scores 40%, and Lamar Alexander sits with a dismal 41%. Even the democratic delegate Jim Cooper (D-TN5) has a more conservative record at 42% than does his US Senate counterparts. Tennesseans find themselves in a consistent state of Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to finding true conservative representation. In many cases, Tennessee may be considered the most liberal state in the South.