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chu.jpgCalifornia's 53-member congressional delegation, like Congress as a whole, is deeply divided along ideological lines - but its Democrats may be the deepest shade of blue.

The National Journal, a leading publication on national politics and policy, calculates in its current issue that six of the House's 15 most liberal members, based on their voting records, come from California.

Conversely, none of the 15 most conservative members of Congress is from California.

The National Journal perused the voting records for an extensive examination of the ideological polarization of Congress and calculated that Californians Judy Chu, Sam Farr, Mike Honda and Jared Huffman are among seven members tied for No. 1 in liberalism while California's Alan Lowenthal and Linda Sanchez are tied for eighth.

And if you're wondering about the state's two Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, neither made the most liberal senator list.

PHOTO: Rep. Judy Chu, 2008.



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