Washington: US Senator from Arizona John McCain, who was labeled a moderate during his presidential campaign, had one of the most conservative 2010 voting records in the Senate, according to the National Journal.
After reviewing all 96 votes taken in the Senate in 2010, the magazine found that McCain was tied with seven of his colleagues for the largest number of conservative votes taken, CBS News reports.
The 74-year-old even took more conservative votes than other senators known for their conservatism, like Tom Coburn of Oklahoma or Jeff Sessions of Alabama.
From 2002 to 2006, McCain was in the middle of the pack - ranked between the 44th and 49th-most conservative senator, based on his votes.
McCain ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, but lost a heated primary contest to George W. Bush.
He secured the nomination in 2008 after coming back from early reversals, but lost to Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the general election.