The Centrists Cannot Hold: How GOP Stats Have Changed Over Time

The conservative conquest of Congress

Celine Nadeau

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The new class of congressional Republicans may be the most right-wing ever. But they’ve already got lots of conservative company on the Hill. A sampling of vote ratings from a handful of groups—nonpartisan, liberal, and conservative—from the past decade shows that GOP lawmakers have been shifting away from the center more dramatically than Democrats or Congress as a whole.

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