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New Mexico Places 37th in National Conservative Rankings
CPAC Presents 18 Republicans and 24 Democrats Awards for Voting Records
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 28, 2022) — New Mexico’s state legislature ranks 37th in the nation for conservative voting according to a new analysis published 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 New Mexico legislature earned a conservative rating of 36%, placing the state slightly above neighboring Colorado (35%), but far below Utah (64%), Texas (58%) and Arizona (53%).
Only 18 New Mexico Republican lawmakers received awards from CPAC for earning conservative ratings of 80% or above, while 24 Democratic lawmakers received CPAC’s “Coalition of the Radical Left” award for earning conservative ratings of 10% or below. 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.
NEW MEXICO SCORECARD (Web Version)
NEW MEXICO SCORECARD (PDF Version)
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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