February 24, 2006

Allard "Most Conservative" In Senate

From the RMN:
Colorado senior Sen. Wayne Allard was doubly pleased today when he was designated "most conservative" in the U.S. Senate and won the Taxpayers’ Friend Award for the ninth year.

The "most conservative" rating came from the "National Journal," a non-partisan political journal, which tied him with Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, all Republicans, saying they were 90.8 percent more conservative than the rest of the U.S. Senate.

"Senator Allard was proud of the designation because it pointed to his curbs on fiscal spending and tax measures," said his spokeswoman, Angela de Rocha.

The same publication rated Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., as being 60.2 percent more liberal than the rest of the senators.
More from the Denver Post. Note that the center-right RMN describes Salazar as "more liberal" and the liberal Denver Post has Salazar as a "centrist." Semantics are very important.


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