Wednesday, November 27, 2013

2013 Texas Senate Lib-Con Scores

Mark Jones of Rice University released his calculations of the Lib-Con scores for members of the Texas Senate during the regular and special sessions of the 83rd Legislature. The results aren't particularly surprising: Garcia is the most liberal, and Patrick is the most conservative. What is surprising is the distance between the least liberal Democrat (Eddie Lucio, Jr.) and the most liberal Republican (John Corona), which is .44. The average Lib-Con score for Republicans is 0.02, and the average Lib-Con score for Democrats is -1.27. The following chart plots the position for each member of the Texas Senate. (Democrats are in Blue, and Republicans are in Red.)

This is Jones' plot of the Senators' Lib-Con Scores

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