The American Conservative Union released its ratings of Congress in 2010. Congressman Fred Upton scored 92% conservative. His only negative votes were supporting extension of unemployment benefits.
What could have caused Upton's right turn, just two years after his anemic 44% conservative record? Could it be the primary challenge from Jack Hoogendyk, who won an impressive 43% of the vote against Upton on a shoestring budget?
Upton's 2002 rating ties his 2002 rating for his best ever. What happened in 2002? Upton's last primary challenge.
2010 House Ratings
Fred Upton's Conservative Ratings