4 Members of Congress Who Buck Their Party the Most

Susan Collins, Joe Manchin lead in the Senate
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2015 3:42 PM CDT
4 Members of Congress Who Buck Their Party the Most
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine: 27%   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Which members of Congress are most likely to vote against their own party majority? The Washington Post rounds up the leaders with data from GovTrack. Here are the top Republicans and Democrats this year in the House and Senate:

  • House Democrat: Collin Peterson of Minnesota, who does so 30% of the time
  • House Republican: Walter Jones of North Carolina, at 33%
  • Senate Democrat: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, at 25%
  • Senate Republican: Susan Collins of Maine, at 27%
Click for the full breakdown, which incudes an explanation of why Mitch McConnell shows up in his party's top 10. (It's a procedural thing.)

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