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« on: February 01, 2006, 06:50:40 am »
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I would have to give the award to Jack Reed, with honorable mentions to Kent Conrad and Judd Gregg.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006, 09:32:21 am »
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I would have to give the award to Jack Reed

Good choice. His voting record is excellent.

When I took that ontheissues quiz, he came out as the Senator my views are closest to, along with Fritz Hollings and Russ Feingold.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 11:47:53 am »
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I used to get him as #1 when I was more of a liberal, this time I got another very underrated Senator - Gordon Smith.  Kerry, Jeffords and Boxer? were my #2, #3 and #4
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006, 01:38:52 pm »
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I agree with you that Kerry is terribly underrated. Hes quite the senator and I feel he should get more recognition for his work.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2006, 03:08:15 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2006, 07:08:26 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2006, 07:25:35 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2006, 07:42:18 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 02:46:51 am »
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Allard, without question.  Allard rocks.
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 02:50:20 am »
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Have to agree with Reed
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 05:43:04 pm »
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Agree with Reed.

Sarbanes is another underrated one.
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2006, 10:39:36 pm »
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Cornyn and Allard are both quiet freedom fighters.
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2006, 03:45:57 am »
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I would add Max Baucus to the list.
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2006, 09:32:27 am »
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jack reed.  i might not agree with him on a lot of issues, but he certainl is very competent.

i like the fact that he isnt a total attention whore.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2006, 10:24:58 am »
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Thune and Pryor are both good Senators and don't get much coverage... well since they where elected.
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2006, 11:05:02 am »
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Chuck Grassley.
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2006, 12:14:23 am »
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Hutchison.
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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2006, 02:01:26 am »
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Byron Dorgan. A liberal senator who is popular in a conservative state. He must be using Jedi mind tricks.
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2006, 05:37:21 pm »
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Rick Santorum. I say this because a far-right extremist Senator managed to defeat an incumbent Democrat, survive reelection six years later, and have a fairly high media profile. And the most amazing part is that he is from Pennsylvania, which has been a blue state in the last four elections. I don't like him much, or agree with his politics at all. But he does have some kind of skill.
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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2006, 05:41:13 pm »
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Byron Dorgan. A liberal senator who is popular in a conservative state. He must be using Jedi mind tricks.

Sometimes Conrad takes the more liberal position, for example Dorgan voted for and Conrad voted against the Iraq war.
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2006, 11:04:33 pm »
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2006, 12:08:38 am »
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Byron Dorgan. A liberal senator who is popular in a conservative state. He must be using Jedi mind tricks.

Sometimes Conrad takes the more liberal position, for example Dorgan voted for and Conrad voted against the Iraq war.

All the more reason he deserves to be in my signature!
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2006, 09:46:34 pm »
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Saxby Chambliss

His worthlessness as a member of the human race is underrated! Cheesy

You are so right on that one.  His attacks on Cleland were downright disgusting.

Anyway, I believe that Lindsey Graham from my home state of SC is underrated.  I don't usually agree w/ him at all, but he has shown flashes of independence that make him something more than just another rank-and-file politician (cough Henry Brown (SC-1) cough)
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2006, 09:49:01 pm »
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Specter, underrated by Republicans
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2006, 10:06:10 pm »
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Saxby Chambliss

His worthlessness as a member of the human race is underrated! Cheesy

You are so right on that one.  His attacks on Cleland were downright disgusting.

Anyway, I believe that Lindsey Graham from my home state of SC is underrated.  I don't usually agree w/ him at all, but he has shown flashes of independence that make him something more than just another rank-and-file politician (cough Henry Brown (SC-1) cough)

Yes, Chambliss is despicable. Unbefitting of the great state of Georgia

Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, on the other hand, is one conservative Republican I'll admit to having a favorable opinion towards. If voting scores are any barometer, he doesn't seem to be as economically conservative as many of his colleagues
 
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