National Journal ranks Saxby 11th most conservative - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

National Journal ranks Saxby 11th most conservative

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was ranked by National Journal Magazine as the 11th most conservative member of the United States Senate.

"It's an honor to be recognized for voting in a conservative manner," Chambliss said. "I will continue to strongly advocate for measures that uphold our Constitution and America's core principles."

Chambliss was ranked as the Senate's most conservative member by the National Journal in 2010. He has also received the "Taxpayers' Friend Award" from the National Taxpayers Union, the "Spirit of Enterprise" award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the "Defender of Liberty" award from the American Conservative Union.

National Journal ratings examine all of the roll-call votes in Congress from the previous year to create an ideological comparison between the votes of each member of Congress. Members are then ranked according to an index created by National Journal, which allocates a numerical weight from 1 to 3 based on the liberal or conservative correlation to the vote. 

A conservative percentile score is given to each member based on the number of conservative votes he or she made as compared to the percentage of other members.

Ranked as the most conservative senator is Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) followed by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn), Ron Johnson (R-Wis), Rand Paul (R-K.Y.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Michael Enzi (R-W. Y.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). The complete list can be found here.

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-23 04:09:31 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>
  • Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-23 04:00:29 GMT
    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>
  • Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-23 03:19:28 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly