Hill rankings: Peterson, Oberstar among most bipartisan; Bachmann among most partisan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson and Jim Oberstar are among the most bipartisan Democrats in the U.S. House, according to a survey of their peers conducted by The Hill.

Meanwhile, Rep. Michele Bachmann ranked among the top five most partisan Republicans.

Here’s the Hill’s explanation of how the survey was conducted: “Over the last couple of months, The Hill asked more than 100 House lawmakers to name the hardest and easiest members to work with. Democrats were asked about Republicans and Republicans were asked about Democrats. Questions about the least bipartisan members were posed on a not-for-attribution basis so that lawmakers could discuss their views frankly.”

Here are the lists:

Most partisan Democrats
1. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.)
2. Henry Waxman (Calif.)

3. John Conyers Jr. (Mich.)

4. Barney Frank (Mass.)

5. Jim McDermott (Wash.)


Most partisan Republicans
1. Tom Price (Ga.)

2. Virginia Foxx (N.C.)

3. Jeb Hensarling (Texas)

4. Patrick McHenry (N.C.)

5. Michele Bachmann (Minn.)

Most bipartisan Democrats (listed alphabetically)
Neil Abercrombie (Hawaii)

Rick Boucher (Va.)

Bill Delahunt (Mass.)

Barney Frank (Mass.)

Steny Hoyer (Md.)

Jim Oberstar (Minn.)

Collin Peterson (Minn.)

Ike Skelton (Mo.)

Gene Taylor (Miss.)

Ed Towns (N.Y.)


Most bipartisan Republicans (listed alphabetically)
Judy Biggert (Ill.)

Bob Inglis (S.C.)

Walter Jones (N.C.)

Steven LaTourette (Ohio)

John McHugh (N.Y.)

John Mica (Fla.)

Ron Paul (Texas)

Lee Terry (Neb.)

Fred Upton (Mich.)

Bill Young (Fla.)

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Rich Little on 05/05/2009 - 03:39 pm.

    How is Chairman Frank both one of the most partisan *and* bi-partisan Members of Congress? Clearly the GOP is divided about him.

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