Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lankford Continues To Draw National Attention

James Lankford
Freshman Congressman James Lankford continues to draw national attention.

He's one of a handful of new members quoted in a Politico report on how often members of the freshman class are voting with the class.

Reports Politico: Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.), who tied for second by voting with his class 96 percent of the time, said that especially on spending, there’s little distance between the leadership and the new members. “We’ve in some ways been the choir behind them singing — I think this is what they want to do, but we’ve been there supporting them,” he said. “Though we’re being portrayed as this radical outside group forcing leadership to do something they don’t want to do, I don’t think Speaker [John] Boehner minds the cutting. He wants to cut.”

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