Most Conservative, Liberal Members of Last Congress
Todd Akin was No. 1 on the right
By John Johnson, Newser Staff | Suggested by GeorgeL
Posted Feb 19, 2013 7:33 PM CST
Todd Akin addresses supporters during a campaign event on Nov. 3. He lost the Senate race to Democrat Claire McCaskill.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Newser) Todd Akin may have cost himself a Senate seat with his views on "legitimate rape" last fall, but he gets a consolation prize: the title of most conservative member of the last Congress, as bestowed by the National Journal. Akin had a nearly perfect score of 97 when it came to voting on the issues, followed by Georgia's Austin Scott (96.8), Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn (96.5), Louisiana's Jeffrey Landry (96.2), and five tied at 95.8: Mike Conaway of Texas, John Fleming of Louisiana, Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Jim Jordan of Ohio, and Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Click for a more complete list.

On the left, 14 representatives tied for first place with a score of 94.5. These "most liberal" lawmakers are: Yvette Clarke of New York, William Lacy Clay of Missouri, John Conyers of Michigan, Danny Davis of Illinois, Donna Edwards of Maryland, Mike Honda of California, Barbara Lee of California, John Lewis of Georgia, Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, John Olver of Massachusetts, Bobby Rush of Illinois, and Linda Sanchez, Pete Stark, and Lynn Woolsey of California. Click for a more complete list.

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Feb 20, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Akin is also the #1 dumbass, a coincidence?
Feb 20, 2013 3:52 AM CST
African Americans and women vs white men
Feb 19, 2013 9:29 PM CST
Akin is a zit on the ass of society. I'm so ashamed that he somehow "represents" any of the people of Missouri, my home state. If Harry Truman was still alive today he would probably roll his eyes and say something like "this shit should have known better". I live only a couple of miles from Harry Truman's home, and every time I pass by it I think to myself, "Thank God for Harry Truman, America needs more people like him today".