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  •  extremes (0+ / 0-)

    Most liberal: Baldwin in the senate and Sinema in the house.

    Most conservative: Cruz in the senate and Stewart in the house.

    •  Sinema wasn't super liberal in the AZ (0+ / 0-)

      legislature, so I'm interested to hear why you think she'd be more liberal than Alan Grayson, Mark Pocan, etc...

      Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

      by sapelcovits on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 06:28:52 AM PST

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      •  The Arizona legislature (0+ / 0-)

        It is a very conservative body, so it isn't like any progressive legislation had a shot at even being listened to.

        I am thinking she goes the route of Gillibrand and will become much more liberal in congress. As the only openly bisexual member if congress, and also the only openly irreligious member if congress, she certainty has the profile to be very liberal in her new surroundings.

        Also, Grayson is a loudmouth. Being belligerent does not make one more liberal or more conservative. Allen West was no more conservative than Jason Chaffetz, but he was just more obnoxious about it.

        •  I doubt it on Sinema (2+ / 0-)
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          She's still in a moderate district and I sincerely doubt she'll go full throated until it trends more.

          22 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

          by wwmiv on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 07:04:35 AM PST

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          •  Much like the aforementioned Grayson (0+ / 0-)

            I just predict she will be far more liberal than her district, much like Grayson in 09-10. If she were a shrewd politician, she won't wear it on her sleeve, and may ultimately be more moderate than I am envisioning in such a district. I guess we will see in due time.

            •  Sinema is shrewd (5+ / 0-)

              She was able to push a bunch of bills through a GOP legislature and convince every cop union in the state to back her in the primary despite her bombthrowing past. People who aren't shrewd can't pull stuff like that off.

              I expect her to be liberal on social and foreign issues, but throw the business community a few bones on economic issues. She won't throw bombs the way Grayson did. She didn't do that in the legislature. She was an outspoken liberal, but more in the mold of Richard Durbin than of Grayson.

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              by sacman701 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 08:25:34 AM PST

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        •  Sinema has actually annoyed (1+ / 0-)
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          some segments of the Latino community with her position on immigration issues. I'm also not sure how her being bisexual automatically translates to her being liberal, especially since both Mark Pocan and Mark Takano are openly gay.

          Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

          by sapelcovits on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 07:12:50 AM PST

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            •  and slightly off topic (0+ / 0-)

              the 92 almanac of american politics predicted that Collin Peterson would have the most liberal of any of the freshman house members. Is it possible his voting record as a state senator was very liberal and he moved right when he got to the U.S. house? I think if Sinema's smart, she'll vote more like a Giffords or Kirkpatrick.

              RRH expat (known as AquarianLeft). Also known as freepcrusher on leip atlas forum

              by demographicarmageddon on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 08:21:53 AM PST

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