Sen. Ron Johnson ranked fifth most conservative senator

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., came in at No. 5 on the National Journal’s ranking of the Senate’s most conservative members.

He was given a “composite conservative score” of 92.0 on a scale determined by¬†selected roll-call votes from 2012. The Senate’s most conservative member, James Risch, R-Idaho, received a score of 95.8.

Johnson was ranked less conservative than three senators besides Risch: John Cornyn, R-Texas, Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

The nonpartisan National Journal has rated members of Congress with this system for the last 30 years, with the goal of describing how they voted in comparison with one another.

You can see more of the list here, and learn more about the ratings system here.

About Jessie Opoien

Jessie Opoien joined the Oshkosh Northwestern as a reporter in December 2011. Politics and education issues are her specialties, but she loves to tell a good story regardless of the topic. You can find her on Twitter as @jessieopie.
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