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National Journal 2013 Vote Ratings

OLYMPIA’s List recognizes and supports elected officials and candidates who demonstrate their commitment to solving our nation’s problems. Each year, the National Journal rates members of Congress based on selected roll-call votes from the previous year to see how they compared with each other on an ideological scale. You can see from the list below the members of Congress who are most likely to work across the political aisle given their proximity to the ideological center.

Members closest to the ideological center in the Senate
Source: http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings
Key: Name (Party-State): Liberal Rank, Conservative Rank

SENATE

• Ron Wyden (D-Oregon): 34, 66
• Christopher Coons (D-Delaware): 35, 64
• Tim Kaine (D-Virginia): 35, 64
• Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont): 37, 63
• Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon): 38, 62
• Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire): 39, 61
• Michael Bennet (D-Colorado): 40, 60
• Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico): 41, 59
• Robert Casey (D-Pennsylvania): 42, 58
• Angus King (I-Maine): 43, 57
• Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana): 44, 56
• Max Baucus (D-Montana): 45, 55
• Mark Warner (D-Virginia): 46, 54
• Jon Tester (D-Montana): 47, 53
• Mark Begich (D-Alaska): 48, 52
• Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri): 49, 50
• Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota): 49, 50
• Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina): 51, 49                   —  Ideological Center
• Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana): 52, 48
• Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas): 53, 47
• Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia): 54, 46
• Susan Collins (R-Maine): 55, 45
• Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska): 56, 44
• John McCain (R-Arizona): 57, 43
• Roy Blunt (R-Missouri): 58, 42
• Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina): 59, 40
• Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee): 59, 40
• Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia): 61, 38
• Bob Corker (R-Tennessee): 61, 38
• Jeff Flake (R-Arizona): 63, 37
• Mark Kirk (R-Illinois): 64, 36
• Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire): 65, 35
• Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi): 66, 34

HOUSE

• John Barrow, (D-Georgia): 201, 230
• Richard Hanna, (R-New York): 201, 230
• Walter Jones, (R-North Carolina): 203, 228
• Mike Fitzpatrick, (R-Pennsylvania): 203, 228
• Chris Smith, (R-New Jersey): 205, 227
• Frank LoBiondo, (R-New Jersey): 206, 226
• Rodney Frelinghuysen, (R-New Jersey): 207, 225
• Jon Runyan, (R-New Jersey): 208, 223
• Thomas Massie, (R-Kentucky): 208, 223
• John Shimkus, (R-Illinois): 210, 222
• Leonard Lance, (R-New Jersey): 211, 221
• Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Florida): 212, 219
• Justin Amash, (R-Michigan): 212, 219
• David Joyce, (R-Ohio): 214, 217
• Peter King, (R-New York): 214, 217
• Mike Turner, (R-Ohio): 216, 216                                 — Ideological Center
• Mario Diaz-Balart, (R-Florida): 217, 215
• Tom Cole, (R-Oklahoma): 218, 213
• Dave Reichert, (R-Washington): 218, 213
• Rodney Davis, (R-Illinois): 220, 212
• Morgan Griffith, (R-Virginia): 221, 211
• David Valadao, (R-California): 222, 210
• Jeff Denham, (R-California): 223, 209
• Mark Sanford, (R-South Carolina): 224, 207
• Joe Heck, (R-Nevada): 224, 207
• Jaime Herrera Beutler, (R-Washington): 226, 206
• Tom Reed, (R-New York): 227, 205
• Thomas Rooney, (R-Florida): 228, 203
• Tom Petri, (R-Wisconsin): 228, 203
• Steve Stivers, (R-Ohio): 230, 202
• Tom Latham, (R-Iowa): 231, 201
• Lee Terry, (R-Nebraska): 232, 200

 
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