Reader Rick Barton points us to an interesting chart courtesy of National Taxpayers Union. The NTU has pulled together rankings on nine outgoing US senators and, when available, the same for their replacements. The short version, via NTU capo John Berthoud:
In five of the six cases where both outgoing and incoming Senators had grades in NTU Rates Congress, the incoming Senator has a better mark. In the sixth instance (Oklahoma), both the outgoing and incoming Senator received an "A" in their most recent NTU ranking. In other words, in no instance does a new Senator have a lower grade than the outgoing Senator.
Read the long version here.