Pennsylvania Ave: National Journal Reports Rep. Dent is a Last Standing Moderate
The National Journal, which last week brought us the 2010 liberal and conservative rankings of all members of Congress, takes a look today at the 10 lawmakers that had voting records overlapping with the opposing party. There were only 10, and of them, only two were re-elected. One was Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., and the other was the Lehigh Valley’s own Charlie Dent.
Here’s what the NJ had to say about Dent:
“Dent succeeded Pat Toomey in the House in 2004 after Toomey decided to run for the Senate and has racked up a far more centrist voting record. Dent produced more earmarks for local projects and supported stem-cell research. Although his district has favored Democrats, he managed to defeat challenger John Callahan.”