Ten most liberal senators [SLIDESHOW]

Laura Donovan Contributor

For their annual “Most Liberal Members of Congress” 2011 ranking, the National Journal put nine senators in first place and three senators in tenth. In selecting political officials who advocate for many left-wing policies, the Journal simply could not decide on one individual who deserved the title as the single most liberal senator. Many of the listed senators have made recent headlines for proposed bills, eyebrow raising statements, and advocacy for liberal social issues.

Scroll through the photo gallery to see the Journal’s breakdown of the ten most liberal senators.