A diarist at Swing State Project ranked Democratic congressman by how progressive their voting record was in the last cycle compared to how Republican their district was in 2008. By that measure, Rep. Ike Skelton is a progressive superstar, easily besting Dennis Kucinich.

In all seriousness, as much as I disagree with Skelton on many issues, if we didn’t have him there, the representative would probably be a far-right Republican.