Sen. Chris Coons was scored the 15th most bipartisan member of the Senate in the newly released Senate Bipartisan Index from former Sen. Richard Lugar’s Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

“Delawareans didn’t send me to Washington to fight partisan battles, they sent me to get things done by working with both Democrats and Republicans,” said Coons. “When I come to Washington each day, my focus is on finding solutions to help improve the lives of Delawareans and Americans all over the country. That’s it, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.”

The Lugar Center, under the leadership of former Sen. Richard G. Lugar, is a platform for an informed debate on global issues. The center has become a prominent voice on issues that framed much of Lugar’s career — nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, global food security, foreign assistance effectiveness and global development, energy security and enhancing bipartisan governance. The center brings together expert sources and sponsors research to improve the quality of debate and bridge ideological divides around these important issues.