DUNCAN, GOWDY, MULVANEY, SANFORD AND SCOTT EARN SOLID MARKS
Scorecards are like … well … they’re like something else “everybody has.” So we take them with an ocean of salt.
Of course if you start seeing multiple limited government organizations (with decent levels of credibility) giving particular lawmakers the same marks on their voting records, it is worth paying attention.
Two months ago, for example, we reported on a scorecard published by Freedomworks, one of the few Washington, D.C. groups that hasn’t sold out to the GOP establishment. According to Freedomworks’ rankings, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Michigan) and Matt Salmon (R-Arizona) were the only two U.S. House members to receive perfect 100 percent scores. Meanwhile Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) were the only two U.S. Senators with perfect records.
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford received the highest score of South Carolina’s delegation – registering a 93 percent rating. He was followed by Mick Mulvaney and Jeff Duncan (81 percent each), Trey Gowdy (76 percent) and Joe Wilson and Tom Rice (67 percent apiece).
In the Senate, Tim Scott finished with a 91 percent score – the fifth-best score in the chamber – while so-called “Republican” Lindsey Graham clocked in at 52 percent.
This week another limited government group – the Club for Growth – unveiled its 2013 scorecards, and the results were remarkably similar.
According to its House rankings, U.S. Reps. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), Tom McClintock (R-California), Matt Salmon (R-Arizona) and David Schweikert (R-Arizona) were the only House members to record perfect scores – joining Cruz and Lee in the Senate.
Amash? He got a 99 percent from the Club – along with U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida).
How did South Carolina’s delegation fare on the Club’s scorecards?
Pretty well …
Duncan, Gowdy and Mulvaney led the way at 97 percent apiece – with Sanford right behind them at 95 percent. Wilson and Rice fared much worse, coming in at 78 percent and 76 percent respectively.
According to the Club’s U.S. Senate rankings, Scott received a 94 percent score (good for sixth-best in the chamber) while Graham got a 65 percent.
Spotting the trend?
As far as the South Carolina GOP Congressional delegation is concerned, there are five members (Duncan, Gowdy, Mulvaney, Sanford and Scott) who are consistently voting the right way and three (Graham, Rice and Wilson) who are not.
Remember that the next time you go to the polls …
Also known as Howie’s report card. Ranked by who gets on the knee pads to please Rich most often. Sanford hasn’t been at it for long, but his previous subservience was taken into account.
Don’t forget that hidden Koch Brothers funding.
Yeh but sic says he doesnt like the Kochs(although he supports their agenda in totality).
What?You think hes not being straight with us?
Straight with us…not so much with Howie…and he has the knee pads to prove it.
hidden Koch Brothers funding.
did they finally manage to hide it?
How could they not be ranked high? They are bought and paid for by CFG and ALEC. Jon Lerner has done a great job running SC from his offices in Maryland.
Joe Wilson(78 percent)
This article is way too funny. High rankings by their sugar daddies and for obstructing the dems. Bwaahaaa. WTFG.
There’s hope yet..!!
..and change! Don’t forget change!
Almost a week after it was covered by the MSM and still no reporting from FITS on Haley’s latest use of taxpayer dollars?
club for growth
peace keeper missiles
And Jim Clyburn’s score?