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Kansas delegation is most conservative in House

rightturnonlyNational Journal’s 2013 vote ratings confirmed that Kansas has the most conservative delegation in the House, while ranking Sen. Pat Roberts as No. 8 among the 15 most conservative senators and Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran as No. 16. None of the Kansas Republicans made the list of 15 most conservative representatives, though, with Mike Pompeo ranked as 48th most conservative, Kevin Yoder as 66th, Lynn Jenkins as 94th and Tim Huelskamp as a surprising 164th. The magazine judged the 2013 Congress to be “more polarized than any Congress since National Journal began calculating its ratings in 1982.”