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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

REPORT: Meet The 2010 GOP Freshman Class

By Scott Keyes Following last night’s election, over 100 freshmen Republicans will take their seats in the 112th Congress. These GOPers come from disparate backgrounds, but they are united by their adherence to the extreme wing of conservative ideology.

A new ThinkProgress investigation has found that the incoming GOP freshman class is rife with legislators who not only oppose climate change legislation, but deny that manmade global warming even exists. They are pushing not just to end birthright citizenship, but also demand that the United States reduce the number of legal immigrants.

Here is a snapshot of the GOP Class of 2010’s extremism:

ENVIRONMENT

- 50% deny the existence of manmade climate change - 86% are opposed to any climate change legislation that increases government revenue

IMMIGRATION

- 39% have already declared their intention to end the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship - 32% want to reduce legal immigration

TAXES/SPENDING

- 91% have sworn to never allow an income tax increase on any individual or business – regardless of deficits or war - 79% have pledged to permanently repeal the estate tax - 48% are pushing for a balanced budget amendment

This is where individual incoming GOP freshmen stand on each issue:

Key
GW: Global warming denier CC: No climate change legislation
BC: End birthright citizenship RI: Reduce legal immigration
TP: No tax increase pledge ET: Repeal estate tax
BB: Balanced budget amendment
Martha Roby (AL-02) CC TP ET Mo Brooks (AL-05) GW CC TP ET
Joe Miller* (AK-SEN) GW CC TP ET BB Paul Gosar (AZ-01) CC BC RI TP
Ben Quayle (AZ-03) GW CC BC TP ET David Schweikert (AZ-05) CC BC RI TP ET BB
Ruth McClung* (AZ-07) GW CC ET BB Jesse Kelly* (AZ-08) GW CC BC RI TP ET BB
Rick Crawford (AR-01) CC TP ET Tim Griffin (AR-02) CC BC RI TP ET
Steve Womack (AR-03) CC BC RI TP John Boozman (AR-SEN) GW CC BC RI TP ET BB
David Harmer* (CA-11) GW CC TP ET Jeff Denham (CA-19) GW CC TP
Andy Vidak (CA-20) GW TP ET Scott Tipton (CO-03) CC TP ET
Cory Gardner (CO-04) GW CC TP BB Steve Southerland (FL-02) CC BC RI TP ET BB
Rich Nugent (FL-05) CC BC RI TP ET BB Daniel Webster (FL-08) CC BC RI TP ET
Dennis Ross (FL-12) CC BC RI TP ET BB Allen West (FL-22) GW BC RI ET
Sandy Adams (FL-24) CC BC RI TP ET BB David Rivera (FL-25) CC TP ET
Marco Rubio (FL-SEN) GW CC TP ET BB Rob Woodall (GA-07) BC RI
Austin Scott (GA-08) CC BC RI TP ET Raul Labrador (ID-01) CC RI TP ET BB
Joe Walsh* (IL-08) GW CC TP BB Robert Dold (IL-10) GW CC TP
Adam Kinzinger (IL-11) CC TP Randy Hultgren (IL-14) GW CC TP ET BB
Bobby Schilling (IL-17) GW CC BC TP ET BB Mark Kirk (IL-SEN) CC
Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) CC TP ET BB Todd Rokita (IN-04) GW CC TP ET
Larry Bucshon (IN-08) GW CC TP ET BB Todd Young (IN-09) GW CC TP BB
Dan Coats (IN-SEN) GW CC TP ET BB Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) GW CC BC RI TP ET
Kevin Yoder (KS-03) ET Mike Pompeo (KS-04) CC TP ET
Jerry Moran (KS-SEN) GW CC BC RI TP Rand Paul (KY-SEN) GW CC BC TP ET BB
Jeff Landry (LA-03) CC TP BB Andy Harris (MD-01) CC BC RI TP ET BB
Dan Benishek (MI-01) CC BC RI TP ET BB Bill Huizenga (MI-02) GW CC TP ET
Justin Amash (MI-03) CC TP ET BB Tim Walberg (MI-07) GW CC BC RI TP ET BB
Chip Cravaack (MN-08) GW TP ET BB
Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) GW CC BC TP ET Billy Long (MO-07) CC ET
Roy Blunt (MO-SEN) GW CC BC RI TP ET Alan Nunnelee (MS-01) CC BC RI TP ET BB
Steven Palazzo (MS-04) CC BC RI TP ET BB Renee Ellmers (NC-02) TP ET BB
Rick Berg (ND-AL) CC TP ET John Hoeven (ND-SEN) GW
Frank Guinta (NH-01) CC TP ET BB Charlie Bass (NH-02) GW CC BC TP
Kelly Ayotte (NH-SEN) GW CC TP ET BB Jon Runyan (NJ-03) CC ET BB
Joe Heck (NV-03) CC BC RI TP ET Steve Pearce (NM-02) GW CC BC TP ET
Mike Grimm (NY-13) GW CC TP ET BB Nan Hayworth (NY-19) GW CC TP ET BB
Chris Gibson (NY-20) CC TP Richard Hanna (NY-24) ET
Anne Marie Buerkle* (NY-25) GW CC TP ET BB Tom Reed (NY-29) CC TP ET
Steve Chabot (OH-01) GW CC TP ET BB Bill Johnson (OH-06) CC TP ET
Steve Stivers (OH-15) GW CC TP ET Jim Renacci (OH-16) CC TP ET BB
Bob Gibbs (OH-18) GW CC BC RI TP ET BB Rob Portman (OH-SEN) TP
James Lankford (OK-05) GW CC BC TP ET Mike Kelly (PA-03) CC TP ET
Pat Meehan (PA-07) CC TP ET Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) CC TP ET
Tom Marino (PA-10) CC BC RI TPET BB Lou Barletta (PA-11) CC BC RI TPET
Pat Toomey (PA-SEN) GW TPET Tim Scott (SC-01) CC TPET BB
Jeff Duncan (SC-03) BC RI TP Trey Gowdy (SC-04) GW CC TP ET BB
Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) GW CC TP ET BB Kristi Noem (SD-AL) GW CC TP ET
Chuck Fleischman (TN-03) BC RI TP ET Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) CC BC RI TP ET BB
Diane Black (TN-06) GW CC BC RI TP ET Stephen Fincher (TN-08) CC TP ET
Bill Flores (TX-17) CC BC RI TP ET BB Francisco Canseco (TX-23) CC TP
Blake Farenthold (TX-27) GW BB Mike Lee (UT-SEN) CC BC TP ET BB
Scott Rigell (VA-02) GW CC BC RI TP Robert Hurt (VA-05) GW CC TP ET
Morgan Griffith (VA-09) GW CC TP ET Keith Fimian* (VA-11) GW CC TP ET BB
John Koster* (WA-02) GW CC BC RI TP ET BB Jamie Herrera (WA-03) CC TP ET
Dick Muri* (WA-09) GW TP BB Dino Rossi* (WA-SEN) GW TP ET BB
Sean Duffy (WI-07) CC TP ET Reid Ribble (WI-08) CC TP ET
Ron Johnson (WI-SEN) GW CC TP ET BB David McKinley (WV-01) GW CC BC RI TP ET BB

*- These races are currently too close to call.

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