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Shocker: Tim Huelskamp is most liberal member of House from Kansas

Updated: 2014-02-06T19:41:50Z

By DAVE HELLING

Confirmed: Kansas had the most conservative House delegation in America in 2013.

That’s what the National Journal said Thursday, at least. In May 2012, The Star — quoting the Journal’s rankings — reached the same conclusion.

Oddly, none of the state’s four House members is considered among the top 15 most conservative representatives. Only Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri makes that list.

Missouri’s delegation, with only two Democrats, is the 10th most conservative, the Journal found.

But perhaps we should take the findings with a bit of caution.

The Journal finds Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas the 164th most conservative member of the House. It found him less conservative than Wagner, Reps. Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jason Smith, Vicky Hartzler, and Sam Graves, all of Missouri; and Reps. Mike Pompeo, Lynn Jenkins, and Kevin Yoder of Kansas.

It will be interesting to fully understand why Huelskamp is considered the most liberal member of the Kansas House delegation.

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