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FreedomWorks Grades the Congress

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

FreedomWorks, the grass roots conservative activism group headed by Matt Kibbe and former Senator Dick Armey, has released its new scorecard of all of America’s Senators and Congressmen and women. Congress members who voted with FreedomWorks on key votes received higher scores. While members of Congress who voted against FreedomWorks’ principles, what FreedomWorks called “anti-freedom votes” received lower scores. The score is based on the percentage of time that the Congressperson voted with FreedomWorks on key votes.

FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe said, “FreedomWorks is proud to release our brand-new Congressional scorecard – and I think you’ll be as impressed as I am with the product our staff has put together. Our scorecard will give you an accurate account of where each Member of Congress stands on issues of economic freedom, and it looks great, too!”

According to FreedomWorks Representative Justin Amash (R) from Michigan has voted with FreedomWorks 100% of the time duing his congressional career. Sen. Mike Lee (R) from Utah also was awarded a perfect 100% score. Rep. Jeff Flake (R) from Arizona scored a 99% FreedomWorks score.

The highest scoring member of the Alabama Congressional delegation was Rep. Mo Brooks (R) from Huntsville. The first term conservative Congressman received an 86% score. Senator Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama was awarded an 84% lifetime grade by the conservative pro-economic liberty group.

Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia received a lifetime score from FreedomWorks of 76%. Congressman Robert Aderholt (R) from Haleyville received a score of 72%. Rep. Jo Bonner (R) from Mobile received a 71% life time score. Senator Richard Shelby was awarded a 71% score. Rep. Mike Rogers (R) from Saks received a 65% score. First term Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery received a 61% score.

Republican Senator John McCain from Arizona received a lifetime score of 86% from FreedomWorks. Speaker John Boehner had an 89% score. South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint (R) received a 98% score. Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) had an 83% score. Congresswoman Michele Bachman (R) had a 94% grade from FreedomWorks. Sen. Marco Rubio (R) from Florida received a 90% score. Sen. Scott Brown (R) from Massachusetts received a 43% score.

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Alabama’s lone Democratic Congresswoman, Terri Sewell from Selma, received an 18% score in her first term in the Congress. Rep. Dan Boren (OK) was the highest scoring Democrat with a 45% grade.  Sen. Olympia Snow from Maine was the lowest scoring Republican with a 29% grade.

Senator Mark Pryor (D) from Arkansas received a 15% grade. Sen. Joe Leiberman (I) from Connecticut received a 14% score. Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank was awarded an 8% grade. Rep. Jesse Jackson received a 6% score. Seven Democrats had a score of 0% including Sen. Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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