Just in time for the election, the National Journal has issued its voting analysis of members of Congress.
How do Carolina lawmakers rank?
Republican Richard Burr is the 9th most conservative member of the Senate, according to the analysis. He gets his highest conservative score on economic issues.
Democrat Kay Hagan ranks in the middle. She's got the 42nd most liberal voting record, or the 55th most conservative of the 100 senators.
In the House the magazine ranks North Carolina's House delegation among the "centrist" delegations, and South Carolina's as conservative.
Here are the rankings for Charlotte-area House members:
-- Republican Patrick McHenry: Tied for 17th most conservative in the 435-member House.
-- Democrat Larry Kissell: 214th most liberal; 217th most conservative.
-- Democrat Mel Watt: Tied for most liberal.
-- Republican Sue Myrick: 34th most conservative.
-- Democrat John Spratt of York: 165th most liberal; 266th most conservative.