U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, really is a liberal, at least according to the National Journal, a Washington, D.C.,-based magazine that keeps a close eye on Congress.
Ratings released on Friday, Feb. 26, by the magazine showed Brown tied with three other Democrats — Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Ben Cardin of Maryland — for the Senate’s most liberal voting record in 2009.
Ohio’s other senator, Republican George Voinovich, ranked closer to the middle. He had the 37th most conservative record on roll call votes.
In the House, Minority Leader John Boehner, R-West Chester, had the most conservative record among area members. Boehner was the 14th most conservative House member, according to the rankings.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, was 19th most conservative. Rep. Steve Austria, R-Beavercreek, was 117th most conservative and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, had the 154th most conservative voting record.
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