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National Journal Finds Obama More Liberal Than Kucinich. Really.

McClatchy has the story on National Journal’s report.

Obama more liberal than

Kucinich, analysis reveals

By Steven Thomma
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON – The most liberal member of Congress running for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination isn’t Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio.
It’s Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.
And the Republican candidate who’s grown less conservative over his years in Congress? Sen. John McCain of Arizona…
The study, released this month by the National Journal, a respected inside-the-Beltway research report, will help voters cut through the spin and hype of TV sound bites in coming months and judge these candidates for themselves…
 The 2006 scores, for example, were based on as many as 95 votes on such issues as federal spending, tax cuts, the war in Iraq, embryonic stem-cell research and border security.
On the Democratic side, the analysis of “lifetime” voting records shows Obama as the most liberal with a score of 84.3 after two full years in the Senate. The most liberal score possible was 99.

Hmmm.
I’ll take, “Headlines the Obama Campaign Could Do Without” for 500, Alex.

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