The Rural Patriot

September 20, 2006

Is Randy Kuhl “Independent”?

Filed under: November 2006 Election,Randy Kuhl — theruralpatriot @ 4:16 pm

Measuring Kuhl’s Independence

Like all good political advertising, Randy Kuhl’s new tag line — “Accessible, Independent, Effective” — sounds good and is hard to measure.

Instead of an absolute percentage, let’s compare Kuhl’s votes to House Republicans in general.  Kuhl’s aso a member of the Republican Main Street Coalition, a centrist group that includes independents like John McCain in the Senate and fellow New Yorker Sherwood Boehlert in the House. Since Kuhl’s predecessor Amo Houghton was a founding member of the coalition, it’s worth seeing if Kuhl is keeping up the tradition of independence that this group represents.

So how does the data pan out?  Does Randy Kuhl’s claim of indepence hold water?  If you have any bit of curiousity as to the results, visit the above linked post.  The answer is laid out for you with great visual aids.  Maybe you will be surprised; maybe you won’t.


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