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Connecticut Trending More Liberal – New 50 State Analysis
CPAC Presents 76 Lawmakers “Coalition of Radical Left” Awards
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 12, 2022) — The voting of Connecticut’s state democratic lawmakers is trending much more liberal according to a new analysis conducted by the Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA), a project of CPAC Foundation and the American Conservative Union Foundation.
In CPAC’s analysis of all 7,400 state lawmakers in America, the Connecticut legislature earned a conservative rating of a mere 30%, far below many other traditionally liberal states such as Washington (39%) and Illinois (37%). Most notably, the number of lawmakers earning CPAC’s “Coalition of Radical Left” Award more than tripled to 76, compared to the last analysis conducted in 2019 where 23 lawmakers earned the award.
The conservative rating is calculated through CPAC’s scorecards and is based on lawmaker voting across 186 policy areas ranging from cultural and life issues to tax, fiscal, and regulatory policies. Each year the CLA tallies over 260,000 votes to generate the scores. Only 13 Connecticut Republicans received awards this year from CPAC for voting with the conservative position at least 80% of the time.
The ratings have also been incorporated into CPAC’s new Lawmaker Comparison Tool which runs head-to-head comparisons on lawmaker’s strongest and weakest policy areas.
The CLA is the first and only organization to annually publish individual ratings for all 8,000 federal and state lawmakers in America. The CLA is also home to the nation’s most comprehensive conservative policy database containing over 18,500 detailed bill analyses which span 50 years of Congress and all 50 state legislatures.
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