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ICYMI – Union Leader: Hassan ranked most bipartisan member of Congress

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan was recently named the most bipartisan member of Congress by the nonpartisan Common Ground Committee. Senator Hassan is the first elected official to ever receive a perfect score on the committee’s scorecard of those who embody the spirit of bipartisanship and find common ground and areas of agreement with others.

The award from the Common Ground Committee follows Senator Hassan’s recognition in 2022 by the nonpartisan Lugar Center and The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University as the most bipartisan Senator. In the Lugar Center’s analysis, Senator Hassan’s score was the highest-ever earned by a Democratic Senator in the history of the Lugar Center.

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Union Leader: Hassan ranked most bipartisan member of Congress

By Kevin Landrigan

WASHINGTON — New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan was named the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate, according to the ranking from a nonpartisan organization.

The Common Ground Committee said Hassan was the first federal elected official to receive a perfect score since it began in 2020 keeping an annual scorecard on the voting and bill sponsorship practices of members of Congress.

“She is the best example, the kind of politician we want to highlight, striving each day to find solutions for the biggest problems our country is facing,” said Common Ground Committee Cofounder Erik Olsen.


“Our democracy works best when our leaders are able to come together and work to deliver results. Granite Staters connect with one another by putting aside their differences, and I try to follow their example every day, find common ground, develop creative solutions, and get things done in a bipartisan way in Congress,” Hassan said in a statement.

“Bipartisanship strengthens our ability to make lasting change based on the priorities of the American people, and I am honored to earn this ranking. I will continue to work across the aisle to deliver bipartisan results for Granite Staters.”


The Common Ground Committee is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and its listed panelists have included Democratic campaign operative Donna Brazile, former Republican National Chairman and MSNBC analyst Michael Steele, former Democratic U.S. Sen./Biden climate adviser John Kerry and former Bush administration Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

In 2022, the nonpartisan Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University also named Hassan the most bipartisan senator.