Really Lazy Posting: National Journal Liberal/Conservative Ratings

I only say that because Tedski first posted on this over at Rum, Romanism and Rebellion. So because our blog is geared for the conservative reader and the “experimenting” independent, I thought I’d also post the ratings for our Congressional delegation as just released by The National Journal.

Here are snapshots of the Arizona ratings with the exception of Senator John McCain and Rick Renzi:

Composite (from most liberal to most conservative):

  • Raul Grijalva (D-7): 93.2 L
  • Ed Pastor (D-4): 88.0 L
  • Harry Mitchell (D-5): 52.7 L
  • Gabrielle Giffords (D-8): 52.3 L
  • Jeff Flake (R-6): 90.2 C
  • John Shadegg (R-3): 95.7 C
  • Trent Frank (R-2): 97.3 C

Senator Jon Kyl ranked at 93.2 C

On Economic Issues:

  • Raul Grijalva: 85.0 L
  • Ed Pastor: 85.0 L
  • Gabrielle Giffords: 52.0 L
  • Harry Mitchell: 51.0 L
  • John Shadegg: 97.0 C
  • Jeff Flake: 98.0 C
  • Trent Franks: 98.0 C

Senator Jon Kyl ranked at 96.0 C

On Social Issues:

  • Raul Grijalva: 82.0 L
  • Ed Pastor: 82.0 L
  • Harry Mitchell: 48.0 L
  • Gabrielle Giffords: 48.0 L
  • Jeff Flake: 91.0 C
  • Trent Franks: 91.0 C
  • John Shadegg: 91.0 C

Senator Jon Kyl ranked at 79.0 C

On Foreign Issues:

  • Raul Grijalva: 92.0 L
  • Ed Pastor: 78.0 L
  • Harry Mitchell: 58.0 L
  • Gabrielle Giffords: 55.0 L
  • Jeff Flake: 74.0 C
  • John Shadegg: 93.0 C
  • Trent Franks: 95.0 C

Senator Jon Kyl rated at 84.0 C



  1. David Smith says

    Lazy blog postings deserve lazy comments, so I’ll just repeat what I posted on Rum.

    While a 2008 version has not been released, a superior methodology for ranking liberal-ness and conserative-ness among elected officials is compiled by Electoral Vote.

    There’s also a composite score by liberal groups.

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