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Illinois Delegation Liberal/Conservative National Journal scorecard. Most liberal, Jackson. Most conservative, Manzullo

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WASHINGTON--The National Journal came out with new rankings of Congress, with a great interactive map. Here are the 2008 rankings for the Illinois House delegation, including members no longer in Congress.

Illinois Democrats are all the most liberal and Land of Lincoln Republicans are all the most conservative. Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is the most liberal. GOP Rep. Don Manzullo is the most conservative. In the centrist middle: Democrat Melissa Bean and Republican Reps. Mark Kirk and Tim Johnson.

2008 rankings From Liberal to Conservative

90.7 Jesse Jackson
84.3 Danny Davis
80.5 Phil Hare
78.3 Luis Gutierrez
76.2 Jan Schakowsky
73.3 Rahm Emanuel
69.2 Jerry Costello
69.2 Dan Lipinski
55.5 Bill Foster
49.5 Melissa Bean
42.2 Mark Kirk
41.7 Tim Johnson
40.8 Ray LaHood
35.8 Judy Biggert
35.3 Jerry Weller
29.5 Peter Roskam
25.7 John Shimkus
24.5 Don Manzullo

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