Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Survey: Blunt has more power than man who defeated him
Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt has more power in Congress than Rep. John Boehner, the man who defeated him in the majority leader vote, according to a survey released by Associated Press.
Blunt ranked 19th out of 435 representatives, while Boehner was rated 33rd.
The survey ranks legislators by their committee and leadership positions, political influence and legislative activity, the article said.
Sen. Kit Bond ranked 30th and Jim Talent 72nd on the list, the story said. The top senator was Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, followed by Arlen Spector, R-Pennsylvania, and John McCain, R-Arizona.