Brown Stands With Obama 95% Of The Time

As Senator Brown continues to campaign around Ohio he has complained that partisan politicians have tried to deceive the public by talking narrowly about his record. So let’s talk generally about his record in Washington. For 2011, The National Journal ranked Brown the 5th most liberal Senator. In fact, Brown has voted on a partisan basis his entire Congressional career. Not only has Brown voted with the Democratic party an average of 96 percent of the time, but he has also voted to support President Obama’s liberal agenda 95 percent of the time!

Is it really deceiving to point out the fact that Brown provided key votes for some of Obama’s most far-reaching priorities including the $2.6 trillion ObamaCare bill and the $1.18 trillion failed stimulus bill? Despite his election year gimmicks to distort his record, it is clear that Brown’s loyal support of Obama’s policies have done little to protect Ohio families while burdening future generations with reckless spending.

Brown Complained That “Partisan Politicians” Deceive The Public By Narrowly Talking About His Record.  “Partisan politicians, says Brown, who of course cites Republicans, ‘so often will say something about me or about progressives or about the president that in a narrow sense may be true, but it is really deceiving the public about the bigger picture.” (Stephen Koff, “Politifact Ohio At One,” Plain Dealer, 7/24/11)

For 2011, The National Journal Ranked Sherrod Brown The 5Th Most Liberal Senator. (The National Journal Website,, Accessed 3/21/12)

From 1993-2011, Brown Has Supported The Democratic Party An Average Of 96.3 Percent Of The Time. (CQ Voting Studies,, Accessed 3/21/12)


Brown Has Supported Obama An Average Of 95 Percent Of The Time:

In 2011, Brown Supported Obama 92 Percent Of The Time. (CQ Voting Studies,, Accessed 3/21/12)

In 2010, Brown Supported Obama 98 Percent Of The Time. (CQ Voting Studies,, Accessed 3/21/12)

In 2009, Brown Supported Obama 96 Percent Of The Time. (CQ Voting Studies,, Accessed 3/21/12)


Obama-Brown Reckless Spending Agenda:

Brown Was The 60th Vote For The Senate Version Of The Health Care Overhaul Bill. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #396: Passed 60-39: R 0-39; D 58-0; I 2-0, 12/24/09, Brown Voted Yea; H.R. 4872, CQ Vote #105: Passed 56-43: R 0-40; D 54-3; I 2-0, 3/25/10, Brown Voted Yea)

  • The True Cost Of ObamaCare Once It Is Fully Implemented Will Be $2.6 Trillion. (Office Of The Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives, Report, 1/6/11)

Brown Voted To Approve The $1.18 Trillion Stimulus Bill. H.R. 1, CQ Vote #64: Adopted 60-38: R 3-38; D 55-0; I 2-0, 2/13/09, Brown Voted Yea)

The Total Cost Of The Stimulus With Interest Is $1.18 Trillion:

  • In February 2012, The Non-Partisan Congressional Budget Office Revised Their Estimated Cost Of The Stimulus Up To $831 Billion. “When ARRA was being considered, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that it would increase budget deficits by $787 billion between fiscal years 2009 and 2019. CBO now estimates that the total impact over the 2009-2019 period will amount to about $831 billion.” (Douglas Elmendorf, “Estimated Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act On Employment And Economic Output From October 2011 Through December 2011,” Congressional Budget Office, February 2012)
  • CBO Estimated The Government’s Interest Costs From The Stimulus Would Total $347 Billion Between 2009-2019. “Under CBO’s current economic assumptions and assuming that none of the direct budgetary effects of H.R. 1 are offset by future legislation, CBO estimates that the government’s interest costs would increase by $0.7 billion in fiscal year 2009 and by a total of $347 billion over the 2009-2019 period (see enclosed table).” (Congressional Budget Office Website,, 1/27/09)