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Sen. Hassan Earns the Highest Ranking on the Common Ground Scorecard for Working Across Party Lines

Senator sets the standard as the number one scorer for finding common ground with colleagues

Connecticut, May 13, 2024 – Senator Maggie Hassan (NH-D) has been named a Common Ground Champion on the Common Ground Scorecard for her ongoing efforts to work across party lines on important issues to move the country forward. With an extraordinary score of 110 out of 100, she holds the top spot nationwide for finding common ground with her colleagues in Congress on both sides of the aisle.

The Common Ground Scorecard is the first-ever measurement tool for elected officials and candidates for office. It shows, on a scale of 0 to 100, how much they seek to find common ground with members of the other political party. The 2024 Scorecard, released by the Common Ground Committee (CGC), shows Sen. Hassan’s score of 110 is nearly four times higher than the overall average score of 29.

“Our democracy works best when our leaders are able to come together and work to deliver results. Granite Staters connect with one another by putting aside their differences, and I try to follow their example every day, find common ground, develop creative solutions, and get things done in a bipartisan way in Congress.” – Sen. Maggie Hassan.

The Common Ground Scorecard was first released prior to the 2020 election and is updated annually by CGC, a nonpartisan, citizen-led organization devoted to improving public discourse in politics. In addition to their commitments and personal actions, CGC incorporates an elected official’s score in the Lugar Center/McCourt School Bipartisan Index and other public data sources.

“Most Americans probably don’t realize there are earnest and dedicated Members like Senator Hassan, striving each day to solve the complex problems our country faces,” said Erik Olsen, co-founder of CGC. “We understand that Americans want their leaders to do the hard work necessary to find areas of agreement when possible, and we applaud Senator Hassan for her work seeking out common ground on our country’s toughest challenges.”

For more information on the Common Ground Scorecard and Sen. Hassan’s score, visit here.


About Common Ground Committee
Common Ground Committee (CGC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) citizen-led organization dedicated to bringing healing to the national challenges of polarization and unhealthy political discourse. Since its founding in 2009, CGC has held 21 public forums featuring panelists reaching over 250 points of consensus. Panelists have included such notable pairings as John Kerry and Condoleezza Rice, Chris Murphy and Will Hurd, David Petraeus, and Susan Rice, Michael Steele and Donna Brazile, Chris Wallace and Maggie Haberman, and Larry Kudlow and Barney Frank, exploring issues ranging from race and income inequality to foreign policy. CGC produces the Let’s Find Common Ground podcast series, with over 575,000 downloads and over 280,000 subscribers. CGC also created the Common Ground Scorecard, a voting tool that scores politicians and candidates for public office on their likelihood of finding common ground with the opposite party. Free of political agenda and financial influence, CGC focuses on bringing light, not heat, to public discourse.

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