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New Report: Murphy, Blumenthal Among Most Partisan Senators in D.C.

April 26, 2018 By Staff
New Report: Murphy, Blumenthal Among Most Partisan Senators in D.C.

The Lugar Center ranked nearly all 100 U.S. senators for partisanship, and both Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal came near dead-last in bipartisanship.

Want bipartisanship from your representatives in Washington? Don’t look to Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), at least if a new “Bipartisan Index” is to be believed.

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The Lugar Center, which releases annual rankings of nearly all 100 U.S. senators based on partisanship, put both Murphy and Blumenthal near the bottom of their 2017 rankings published this week.

Blumenthal ranked 12th-to-last, or #87, behind senators who are known for partisanship like Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Murphy, meanwhile, ranked second-to-last, #97. The only senator more partisan than Murphy was Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an avowed democratic socialist who is independent in part because of disagreements with the Democratic Party.

When Blumenthal and Murphy talk about bipartisanship, beware. The Lugar Center index indicates they have a lot of work to do to actually walk the walk.

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