Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders voted against the Bush administration more often than any other U.S. senator, according to a new scorecard by Congressional Quarterly.
Sanders, an independent, voted with the White House only 23 percent of the time during Bush's seven-and-a-half years in office, according to the non-partisan publication.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., voted with the administration about 48 percent of the time while Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, voted with Bush 40 percent of the time.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain voted with the White House 90 percent of the time.
The tally included Sanders' House votes as well as his Senate votes. He served in the House during the bulk of Bush's term. He was sworn in as a senator in January 2007.
Senators usually end up voting with the president more in the CQ tallies because only the Senate confirms presidential nominees and most of those nominees are non-controversial.
- Erin Kelly