Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is the ninth-most conservative member of Congress, according to a report released Friday by Heritage Action.

Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite who's currently pursuing the Republican presidential nomination, is the seventh-most conservative member of the House, according to the list.

The most conservative member of Congress, according to Heritage Action — an advocacy arm of the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation — is Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).

Bachmann is in the 99th percentile of congressional Republicans, according to the Heritage scorecard, which evaluates votes by members on legislation deemed important, as well as their sponsorship of a given bill. Key votes include the repeal of President Obama's healthcare bill and defunding NPR. 

Her score could help burnish Bachmann's already strong conservative credentials with primary voters.

Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), the libertarian-leaning Republican running for the presidency, is scored in the 76th percentile. Rep. Thad McCotter (Mich.), another lawmaker who's considered a longshot contender for the GOP nomination, comes in at the 68th percentile. 

Hat tip: GOP12