Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Upton, Camp named to "SuperCongress"

Michigan Congressmen Fred Upton and Dave Camp have been named by Speaker John Boehner to the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, which has been nicknamed the "SuperCongress". The third Republican House member is Jeb Hensarling of Texas.

Republicans Fill Out Deficit Committee Roster

Their American Conservative Union (ACU) ratings are as follows.
Upton 73%
Camp 89%
Hensarling 99%

Upton is a well-known moderate with a long history of un-conservative votes. He has voted more conservative since surviving a strong Tea Party challenge in 2010. (His 2010 rating was 92%). Camp is an establishment Republican. Hensarling is a staunch conservative who previously headed the Republican Study Committee before being elected to house leadership.

On the senate side, the Republicans are
John Kyl 96%
Pat Toomey 97% (house)
Rob Portman 89% (house)

Kyl is in the leadership and is retiring. Toomey is a Tea Party favorite elected in 2010, while Portman is an establishment candidate elected in 2010.

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