Esquire: Pryor among 10 best lawmakers
Esquire magazine in its November issue named Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., as one of the 10 best members of Congress.
Pryor, who is finishing his first term in office, is the only Arkansan on the 10 best list. No one in the Arkansas delegation appeared as one of the 10 worst lawmakers, either.
The magazine said of Pryor: “This scion of a political family has proved himself to be a formidable senator in his own right. As a freshman, he took the lead in forging the bipartisan ‘Gang of 14′ that saved the Senate from Bill Frist’s reckless ‘nuclear option’ on filibusters. Indeed, Pryor’s balance of center-left economics and center-right social positions ought to be the model for a new generation of Southern politicians.”
Others on the 10 best list were: Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala.
The 10 worst, as named by Esquire, were: Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., and Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.
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