National Journal names Wicker 10th most conservative Senator

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been ranked as one of the most conservative senators, a surprising development for a politician who touted his independent reputation.

McCain tied for first place along with seven other Republican senators in the National Journal’s ranking of the 10 most conservative senators.

Notably, his average rank between 2000 and 2007 was the 44th most conservative member of the Senate, according to National Journal, which compiles an annual ranking based on senators’ voting records.

The Hill
2/24/11