It isn’t too surprising that Kansas has the most conservative congressional delegation of any state, according to a rating by the National Journal. Unlike most states, Kansas has an all-Republican delegation. What was more interesting was that Rep. Tim Huelskamp (in photo), R-Fowler, was rated as the least conservative of Kansas’ four House members. Huelskamp is closely aligned with the tea party movement and opposes budget deals because they don’t cut enough spending. Yet he was rated the 74th most conservative member in the House overall, based on 2011 votes. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, was the most conservative Kansas congressman and ranked 15th overall. Rankings depend on which votes a group examines and what that group considers “conservative.” However, other groups also have ranked Kansas’ delegation among the most conservative in Congress.
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