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Doug Lamborn Most Conservative Member Of U.S. House: National Journal

04/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Springs Congressman Doug Lamborn has been named the most conservative member of the U.S. House by the National Journal. The Washington magazine ranked every member of Congress on a scale of liberal to conservative based on their voting records. The study showed that Lamborn, a former State Senator who was voted as the highest ranking tax cutter 5 times by the Colorado Taxpayers Union, voted to the right of 96% of his colleagues on economic issues, 93% on social issues, and 76% on foreign policy issues.

In an interview with the Colorado Springs Gazette, Lamborn expressed unabashed delight about being called the most ideological right-winger in the House. "I've been called a lot of things over the years while serving in public office, but to be called the most conservative member of Congress is a distinct honor," the 2nd-term representative told his home-town paper.

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