How far left was Obama as a state senator? This far

Infanticide vote not included: “Mr. Obama was the only member of the state Senate to vote against a bill to prohibit the early release of convicted criminal sexual abusers; was among only four who voted against bills to toughen criminal sentences and to increase penalties for ‘gangbangers’ and dealers of Ecstasy; and voted ‘present’ on a bill making it harder for abusive parents to regain custody of their children, a Washington Times review of Illinois legislative records shows.”