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Report labels Campfield as most conservative state senator, Johnson top liberal in House

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Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville speaks at a Senate subcommittee hearing in Nashville. AP photo Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville speaks at a Senate subcommittee hearing in Nashville. AP photo
NASHVILLE (News Sentinel) - A rating of state legislators’ ideology by The Sunlight Foundation ranks Knoxville’s Gloria Johnson as the most liberal member of the state House and Knoxville’s Stacey Campfield as the most conservative member of the state Senate.

Johnson questions the validity of the analysis of legislative voting records. So does Knoxville’s Rep. Bill Dunn, who is rated the most liberal Republican in the House. Campfield, however, does not quarrel with being classified as the Senate’s most conservative member.

East Tennesseans also are prominent in The Sunlight Foundation’s rating of legislators for effectiveness, which is based largely on the number of bills they sponsored that were enacted into law.

Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, tops the effectiveness list in the Senate, though that is apparently because as chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee he sponsors dozens of “sunset” bills periodically renewing the existence of state government departments, boards, commissions and agencies. The top House member for effectiveness is Bell’s counterpart in that chamber, House Government Operations Committee Chairman Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma.

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