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Club For Growth Has a New Scorecard for Senate and House

Club For Growth just released their scorecard for the 2011 US Senate and US House. The Club’s rating includes 34 House and 25 Senate roll call votes as well as other selected actions that advance or harm pro-growth policies. Bonus points were awarded to lawmakers who signed a pledge to vote against raising the debt limit unless accompanied by real spending reform and passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Another bonus point was awarded to representatives who signed a letter vowing to cast their votes against a debt ceiling increase without
real spending cuts.

Listed from these CFG scorecards are those who received the very best and very worst grades. In the US House there are only three Democrats who scored higher than the worst Republican, and in the US Senate there are no Democrats who scored higher than the worst Republican. Some of the very best are not popular because of their style vs substance, and this aspect of electoral politics bores me. The most important job for a member of the US House and US Senate is voting. I really don’t care about the “perception becomes reality” meme. Just vote right and you can be as politically incorrect as you please.

Club For Growth 2011 US Senate Scorecard

State Party Member Rank Score
OK R Coburn, Tom 1 100%
SC R DeMint, Jim 1 100%
WI R Johnson, Ron 1 100%
UT R Lee, Mike 1 100%
KY R Paul, Rand 1 100%
OK R Inhofe, James 6 99%
UT R Hatch, Orrin 7 99%
NH R Ayotte, Kelly 8 98%
PA R Toomey, Patrick 9 97%
FL R Rubio, Marco 10 97%
IN R Coats, Daniel 11 96%
MA R Brown, Scott 46 49%
ME R Collins, Susan 47 44%
PA D Casey, Bob 99 0%
OH D Brown, Sherrod 99 0%


Club For Growth 2011 US House Scorecard

State District Party Member Rank Score
MI 3 R Amash, Justin 1 100%
UT 3 R Chaffetz, Jason 1 100%
AZ 6 R Flake, Jeff 1 100%
AZ 2 R Franks, Trent 1 100%
GA 9 R Graves, Tom 1 100%
KS 1 R Huelskamp, Tim 1 100%
OH 4 R Jordan, Jim 1 100%
ID 1 R Labrador, Raul 1 100%
CO 5 R Lamborn, Doug 1 100%
SC 5 R Mulvaney, Mick 10 99%
NJ 5 R Garrett, Scott 10 99%
IL 8 R Walsh, Joe 10 99%
IN 3 R Stutzman, Marlin 13 99%
IN 5 R Burton, Dan 14 98%
FL 14 R Mack, IV, Connie 14 98%
AZ 3 R Quayle, Ben 16 98%
SC 2 R Wilson, Joe 17 97%
SC 4 R Gowdy, Trey 17 97%
LA 4 R Fleming, John 17 97%
SC 3 R Duncan, Jeff 17 97%
FL 12 R Ross, Dennis 21 96%
TX 2 R Poe, Ted 22 95%
GA 10 R Broun, Paul 22 95%
MD 1 R Harris, Andy 22 95%
NJ 11 R Frelinghuysen, Rodney 221 46%
OH 15 R Stivers, Steve 222 45%
NJ 3 R Runyan, Jon 223 45%
IL 18 R Schock, Aaron 224 44%
MO 8 R Emerson, Jo Ann 225 44%
WV 2 R Capito, Shelley 225 44%
NY 20 R Gibson, Chris 225 44%
NY 24 R Hanna, Richard 225 44%
WA 8 R Reichert, David 229 43%
PA 8 R Fitzpatrick, Mike 230 43%
IL 10 R Dold, Bob 231 42%
PA 7 R Meehan, Patrick 231 42%
OH 14 R LaTourette, Steve 234 42%
FL 18 R Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana 235 41%
FL 21 R Diaz-Balart, Mario 236 40%
WV 1 R McKinley, David 237 37%
NJ 4 R Smith, Christopher 238 37%
AK at-large R Young, Don 239 36%
NJ 2 R LoBiondo, Frank 242 34%
MI 15 D Dingell, John 430 0%
NY 1 D Bishop, Timothy 430 0%
CA 43 D Baca, Joe 430 0%
RI 2 D Langevin, Jim 430 0%
NY 2 D Israel, Steven 430 0%
MI 5 D Kildee, Dale 430 0%

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  1. Don’t see Olympia on the list, but I read where, as she is on her way out the door, she voted with the Democrats the other day in support of the contraception mandate. Hate to see that seat go to a D, but I hope that swingin’ door knocks her butt all the way back to Maine.

    • I didn’t want to have HUGE tables that had all of the congress critters so I used 95% as the cutoff grade for the best, below 50% as the cutoff grade for the worst Rs, and 0% as the worst Ds. Snowe just escaped my cutoff with a grade of 55%.

  2. A couple of names surprise me. Kelly Ayotte, IIRC, was considered in the primary to be the RNC darling and the TP backed Lamontagne. And yet, she’s ended up being a real trooper.

    Orrin Hatch is undergoing his once-ever-six-years conservative salvation experience, and brother when he goes right-side he knows how to do it. A pity we get “this” Orrin Hatch only 17% of the time.

    Dan Coats is another one that conservatives were not thrilled with when he ran for the seat he eventually won. I’m pleased with what I’ve seen.

    Pilgrim, I notice, with you, that not a single leadership person in either House is up there. The Senate pick-ups from 2010 give me great hope though. By my count, 7 of our top 11 are from the Freshman Class. Throw in the legendary and perrenial stalwarts DeMint, Coburn, and Inhofe, and you have a core of men I would go to war behind any time.

    • My excerpt about how voting right and be as politically incorrect as you please is mainly a reference to Ayotte and Toomey. They have both appeared on Sunday morning shows and said things that could be taken as squishy sounding and mealy mouthed things that Pat Roberts or Thad Cochran would never say. I would choose the votes of Ayotte and Toomey over Roberts and Cochran no matter what is said on a Sunday morning show.

    • That Casey and Brown are the only Senators who got a grade of 0% is one reason I called attention to the CFG scores. I hope PA and OH will rid themselves of this vermin in 2012. I think it is quite a statement when you get a lower grade than the VT. tandem, Sanders and Leaky.

  1. Don’t see Olympia on the list, but I read where, as she is on her way out the door, she voted with the Democrats the other day in support of the contraception mandate. Hate to see that seat go to a D, but I hope that swingin’ door knocks her butt all the way back to Maine.

    • I didn’t want to have HUGE tables that had all of the congress critters so I used 95% as the cutoff grade for the best, below 50% as the cutoff grade for the worst Rs, and 0% as the worst Ds. Snowe just escaped my cutoff with a grade of 55%.

  2. A couple of names surprise me. Kelly Ayotte, IIRC, was considered in the primary to be the RNC darling and the TP backed Lamontagne. And yet, she’s ended up being a real trooper.

    Orrin Hatch is undergoing his once-ever-six-years conservative salvation experience, and brother when he goes right-side he knows how to do it. A pity we get “this” Orrin Hatch only 17% of the time.

    Dan Coats is another one that conservatives were not thrilled with when he ran for the seat he eventually won. I’m pleased with what I’ve seen.

    Pilgrim, I notice, with you, that not a single leadership person in either House is up there. The Senate pick-ups from 2010 give me great hope though. By my count, 7 of our top 11 are from the Freshman Class. Throw in the legendary and perrenial stalwarts DeMint, Coburn, and Inhofe, and you have a core of men I would go to war behind any time.

    • My excerpt about how voting right and be as politically incorrect as you please is mainly a reference to Ayotte and Toomey. They have both appeared on Sunday morning shows and said things that could be taken as squishy sounding and mealy mouthed things that Pat Roberts or Thad Cochran would never say. I would choose the votes of Ayotte and Toomey over Roberts and Cochran no matter what is said on a Sunday morning show.

    • That Casey and Brown are the only Senators who got a grade of 0% is one reason I called attention to the CFG scores. I hope PA and OH will rid themselves of this vermin in 2012. I think it is quite a statement when you get a lower grade than the VT. tandem, Sanders and Leaky.

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