McConnell rat­ed among the least con­ser­v­a­tive GOP sen­a­tors by CPAC

The Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Coali­tion gave Sen­ate Minor­i­ty Leader Mitch McConnell (R‑KY) a “con­ser­v­a­tive rat­ing” of 68%, about on par with Sen. Lind­sey Gra­ham (R‑SC) and ahead of Sen. Susan Collins (R‑ME), who received a score of 54%.
McConnell’s score this year is 12% high­er than last year when CPAC gave him a rat­ing of 56%, but the Sen­ate GOP leader finds him­self far behind oth­er Repub­li­cans in the con­fer­ence like Sens. Mike Lee (R‑UT), J.D. Vance (R‑OH) and Rand Paul (R‑KY). Lee was the only Sen­ate Repub­li­can to receive a 100%. 
The low­est-scor­ing mem­ber of Repub­li­can lead­er­ship was Sen. Shel­ley Moore Capi­to (R‑WV), who serves as the Sen­ate Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence vice chair­woman. The West Vir­ginia sen­a­tor received a 66% score. The oth­er low­est-scor­ing Repub­li­can sen­a­tors were Thom Tillis (R‑NC) with 65%, Mitt Rom­ney (R‑UT) with 59%, and Lisa Murkows­ki (R‑AK) and Susan Collins (R‑ME) with 55%. Collins’s score was sig­nif­i­cant­ly high­er than last year when she received a 38% rank­ing. 
The release of this year’s scores co …