Mirror, mirror, on the wall,Or the most liberal?
Who's the most conservative of them all?
National Journal has done all the work for us, rating all Senate and House members on economic, social and foreign issues, and comparing one to another. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, it turns out, is the most liberal member of the House -- well, she's in a nine-way tie for that ... um, honor? Opprobium? Depends on you, I guess. Moore is also the 423rd most conservative.
And how do Paul Ryan, Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl rank?
Ryan, R-WI, 1st District, is the 89th most conservative of the 435 House members -- or the 342nd most liberal. He's not the most conservative of Wisconsin's representatives; that distinction goes to Menomonee Falls Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-WI, 5th District, who is the House's 58th most conservative member and its 370th most liberal.
Sen. Kohl ranks 32nd most liberal and 66th most conservative of the 100 Senators; Sen. Feingold is 55th most liberal and 44th most conservative.
Overall, the state's congressional delegation is rated solidly centrist.
Lots more information, with easy-to-use interactive graphics, is HERE.