U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell today was named one of the most conservative members of the Senate by leading conservative grassroots organization the American Conservative Union (ACU). In its 2012 Rating of the United States Congress, the ACU gave Senator McConnell a 100%.
Senator McConnell said: "For nearly five decades, the American Conservative Union has advanced the great cause of constitutional conservatism. I am honored to be recognized as one of those who have stood with them in this fight, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the ACU in the years ahead and to fight for conservative principles on behalf of Kentuckians."
ACU chairman Al Cardenas said, "I congratulate Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on receiving one of only seven perfect scores in ACU's 2012 Senate Ratings. With a lifetime ACU rating of 90% we depend on Senator McConnell's commitment to conservative ideals to counteract the liberal policies prescribed by this White House and Senate majority."