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The ideal GOP conservative?

Mark P. Jones

The ideal GOP conservative?.

At the end of every legislative session, Empower Texans and the Texas Association of Business — both prominent and influential conservative interest groups — rate the legislative record of Texas House and Senate members. Political science fellow Mark P. Jones examines the relationship between the groups' 2015 ratings and his 2015 Liberal-Conservative Score for House members. 

Read "In the GOP, two definitions of the ideal conservative," published by the Texas Tribune on Dec. 23, 2015.