#ncga: We’ve got legislator rankings!

Granted, they’re from Civitas and the American Conservative Union.  Granted conservatism is in the eye of the beholder.  One man’s conservative is another  man’s liberal.  But, here we go. For 2017, now-former Rep. Chris Millis was the only House member to get a perfect conservative rating from Civitas.   Three of the House’s top five conservatives for that year — Millis, John Blust, and Jeff Collins — will not be around after November 2018.  Talk about a sobering reality. For 2018, however, Civitas has handed out a bunch of perfect ratings.  I dug deeper and found that they based those…

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#ncga: 2016 ACU ratings (Who’s conservative, who’s NOT)

    The American Conservative Union always has me a bit skeptical.  They have that word “conservative” in their name, but the flavor of much of what they do is GOPe. But they DO rate state legislators every year.  So, that makes them somewhat interesting in our book.  Here’s what they found for 2016:  House:   Top Conservatives were Pittman, Millis, and Ford (all scoring between 90 and 100 percent).   In the second tier?: Adams, Bishop, Blust, Bumgardner, Cleveland, Collins, Riddell and Speciale (all scoring between 80 and 89  percent). Senate: The top conservatives for 2016 were Jackson, Krawiec, McInnis, Randleman, Rucho, and…

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