5 alumni make top 100 conservatives, liberals

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January 20, 2010

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The Daily Telegraph recently released their list of the 100 most influential conservatives and liberals in the United States. Among the conservatives were:

* #5 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates ’65
* #15 Rep. Eric Cantor J.D. ’88 (R-Va.) and
* #80 Rep. Michele Bachmann LL.M. ’88 (R-Minn.)

Influential liberals included
* #30 comedian and ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart ’84 and
* #87 Christina Romer ’81, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Also, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was listed as conservative #18 and Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb were ranked 16 and 65 on the liberal list, respectively.

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