When CQ Roll Call looked at Sen. Pat Roberts’ 2013 voting record, it found the Kansas Republican voted against President Obama’s wishes 66 percent of the time, a score 6 percentage points higher than the Senate GOP average, and voted the party line 99 percent of the times when most Republicans voted opposite of most Democrats. “After 16 years in the Senate (and as many years before that in the House) cementing a reputation as an establishment Republican, one driven much less by ideology than by a desire for accomplishment, Roberts tacked hard to the right last year,” wrote CQ Roll Call’s David Hawkings.
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