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2010 Best & Worst of Congress
Comments () | Published September 13, 2010
Party Animal

1. John Boehner (R-Ohio)

2. Tie: Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), Bill Shuster (R-Pa.)

3. Mike Honda (D-Calif.)

The good-time GOP leader polled more than twice the votes of anyone else.

Brainiest


1. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

2. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

3. David Dreier (R-Calif.)

Frank in a landslide—again.

Clueless

1. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

2. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)

2. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)

The ultraconservative, often provocative Minnesotan easily took top honors.

Most Partisan

1. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)

2. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

3. John Boehner (R-Ohio)

For the Democrats, speaker Pelosi finished a close fourth.

Least Partisan

1. Joseph Cao (R-La.)

2. Walter Jones (R-N.C.)

3. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.)

The Louisiana freshman, the only Republican representative to support health-care reform, got votes from both parties.

Best Dressed

1. David Dreier (R-Calif.)

2. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

3. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)

The Californians are repeat winners.

Fashion Victim

1. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

2. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.)

3. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)

A Democratic sweep—and the top two are repeat offenders.

Most Likely to Star in a Scandal

1. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)

2. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)

3. David Dreier (R-Calif.)

Ethics charges sealed the deal for the New York Democrat, but the “hot” and single Schock was a close second.

Least Likely to Star in a Scandal

1. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

2. Tie: Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Lois Capps (D-Calif.)

3. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)

An Arizona Mormon, the chair of the House Ethics Committee, a preacher’s daughter, and the majority leader—it figures.

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