Heritage: Murkowski most liberal RINO in Senate

(By the Portland Press Herald): Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine are among the three least conservative Senate Republicans, according to a legislative scorecard released today by the conservative Heritage Action for America, which is affiliated with the Heritage Foundation, a Washington think tank.

Collins received a rating of 45 percent and Snowe a rating of 51 percent. Of Senate Republicans, only Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska received a comparable rating, at 40 45 percent. GOP Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah were rated the most conservative, at 99 percent and 98 percent respectively, and 19 GOP senators received ratings above 80 percent. The most conservative Democrat by Heritage Action’s measure, Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, received a rating of 25 percent.

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