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Thursday May 26th, 2016 9:02AM

Collins ranked as Ga.'s most conservative congressman

By Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville has been named the most conservative member of Georgia's congressional delegation by the National Journal.

The Republican Ninth District Congressman was also tagged as the 16th most conservative member of the House of Representatives overall.

On studying the rankings, Collins said he was not surprised by the rankings.

"I tell people all the time that Northeast Georgia is where you'll find the 'complete conservative'-those highly informed citizens who carefully consider both social and economic factors when they make their decisions."

"My district wants to see conservatism that works. They want to see their values expressed in an effective way. That's what I've set out to do for them, and I'm glad one of the most fair and respected publications in Washington recognized that."

National Journal has been assessing and ranking Members of Congress on the ideological scale since 1981.

The nonpartisan ranking system took into consideration the 641 House votes taken in the first session of the 113th Congress.

The full list of rankings can be accessed via the link below.
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