In a follow up to my post about Julia Carson's attendance (and the myth of her missing an out of line number of votes). Even though my script is crazy slow, I will gather the attendance and winning percentage results for the Indiana delegation for 2005 and 2006.
The assumption from all this is:
The higher a member of congress' "winning percentage" the higher their "rubberstamp" rating.
The higher a member of congress' "losing percentage" the higher their "obstructionist" rating.
Yes, this is overly simplistic, but will tell us something about whether the Republicans representing this state tend to vote along with their leadership, or more often take stands against the extremism that passes for Congressional lawmaking lately, and if the two Democrats in the delegation are being overly "obstructionist."
I'll do each Congressional district over the next couple weeks. The Memorial day weekend will put in a delay but if I am abel to I might make the scheduel quicker. Dates below are hopefully worst case. [update 6/6: I updated the 2006 vote stats for Visclosky, Chocola and Souder so their stats are apples to apples with the others]
IN-01 : Visclosky (D) 05/23
IN-02 : Chocola (R) 05/24
IN-03 : Souder (R) 05/25
IN-04 : Buyer (R) 05/30
IN-05 : Burton (R) 05/30
IN-06 : Pence (R) 05/31
IN-07 : Carson (D) 06/01
IN-08 : Hostettler (R) 06/02
IN-09 : Sodrel (R) 06/06 (better late than never)
[Update: I had to update the Visclosky numbers on 5/24 due to a calculation error for attendance that had it barely too low]
Final Wrap-Up Post : 6/06