February 11, 2016

Brad Ashford among those most likely to buck party line, CQ Roll Call finds

WASHINGTON – Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb., is one of the House members most likely to buck his party on contentious votes, according to CQ Roll Call’s annual study.

That publication analyzes votes every year to determine lawmakers’ “party unity” scores based on votes where a majority of Republicans and a majority of Democrats voted differently.

Ashford voted against his party 28.1 percent of the time in 2015, according to the report released this week. Only three House Democrats and two Republicans showed less fealty to their parties.