James Q. Lynch
Published: January 16 2014 | 2:00 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 2:13 am in

Two Democratic senators didn’t make the cut to get on the American Conservative Union’s “True Liberals of the Hawkeye State” list.

Sens. Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls and Joe Seng of Davenport didn’t make the list.

Just 34 of the 47 House Democrats “scored an atrocious zero” on the ACU ratings. Those who were not liberal enough included Rep. Bruce Hunter, D-Des Moines.

“That can’t be,” he said. “Can I get a recount.”

Twenty of 24 Senate Republicans were recognized as either “Defenders of Liberty” or ACU Conservative award winners. In the House, 52 or 53 Republicans made the lists.

The numbers don’t add up to 100 because of retirements and members moving from one chamber to the other.


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