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Club for Growth gives Ted Cruz, Mike Lee perfect marks
Washington Time ^ | Monday, February 24, 2014 | David Sherfinski

Posted on 02/24/2014 9:19:56 AM PST by SoConPubbie

The conservative Club For Growth released its annual scorecard for 2013 on Monday, bestowing two Republican U.S. senators — Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — and four GOP congressmen with 100 percent ratings for their voting records “based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth.”

The four congressmen with perfect ratings for 2013 are Republican Reps. Matt Salmon, Trent Franks and David Schweikert of Arizona and Tom McClintock of California. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan got a 99 percent rating in 2013 “but because of rounding has a 100 percent LifeScore,” the group said.

“2013 saw the emergence of several new defenders of economic freedom as well as continued excellence among old allies,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “While there are more champions of pro-economic growth policy serving in Congress than at any time before, it’s clear that our fight against the big spenders in both parties has a long way to go.”

The 2013 and lifetime scores of GOP Sens. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Jim Risch of Idaho were good enough to qualify all seven, along with Mr. Cruz and Mr. Lee, for the “Defender of Economic Freedom” Award.

In all, 31 members of Congress will receive the award, which requires a 2013 and lifetime score from the group of at least 90.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clubforgrowth; cruz; mikelee; tedcruz
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1 posted on 02/24/2014 9:19:56 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 02/24/2014 9:20:55 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

How about John Mccain?


3 posted on 02/24/2014 9:24:55 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
"One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened" on FaceBook wrote the following:

WE have seen Ted Cruz KNEELING in prayer in the front of the White House.

We have seen Ted Cruz STANDING all night, and all alone against Obamacare.

WE have seen Ted Cruz SITTING, while others applauded revealing their soullessness, and utter contempt for the American people.

In each instance Ted Cruz was alone in his statesmanship decorum.

TRUTH in a decadent day usually stands alone.

Those who are standing, and applauding are what our founders feared.

Ted Cruz is what our founders dreamed of.











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4 posted on 02/24/2014 9:25:13 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz and Lee make a great team and the contrast in styles is mutually beneficial the way they can alternate between the good cop/bad cop routine. These guys are going to be giving Libtards hissy fits for a long, long time and inspiring a new generation.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 9:27:30 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Someone gets it!


6 posted on 02/24/2014 9:28:16 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: onyx

I like Ted a lot. I heard some yakked the other night on a talk show claim that Ted is a set up .... doing all the right things and saying all the right things just waiting to betray us.

And how did this mental giant come to this conclusion??? Well don’t you know Ted’s wife used to work at Goldman Sachs.

As a country, we are in deep trouble


7 posted on 02/24/2014 9:29:00 AM PST by Nifster
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To: SoConPubbie

Amash should not be included because of rounding. Anything less than 100 percent is less than 100 percent.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 9:29:43 AM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: sickoflibs

The whole list:

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/projects/scorecard/?year=2013&chamber=3&state=Any&party=Any&memberName=


9 posted on 02/24/2014 9:32:59 AM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Nifster

Those people are CRAZY.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 9:38:02 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nifster

“I like Ted a lot. I heard some yakked the other night on a talk show claim that Ted is a set up .... doing all the right things and saying all the right things just waiting to betray us.

And how did this mental giant come to this conclusion??? Well don’t you know Ted’s wife used to work at Goldman Sachs.

As a country, we are in deep trouble”
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Yes...and we need to get used to this type of crap. The GOPe and the Democrats are VERY fearful of Ted Cruz because they know he resonates with the bulk of the American people.

The GOPe (and mainstream media/DemocRATs also) have nothing on Ted Cruz so they have, and will continue to, spread ‘FUD’ about him. Get used to the marketing term FUD (which stands for Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)—you are going to see a steady stream of it from Cruz’ opponents (both on FR and in the wider media spheres).


11 posted on 02/24/2014 9:39:04 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: glock rocks

Thank you very much, glock!
You ROCK!


12 posted on 02/24/2014 9:39:19 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: glock rocks

Thanks for the whole list....

TX Senator R Cornyn, John, Rank: #8 93% — 88% (Lifetime) ....

Yichhh!!

LOL....They list Snowe and Murky (Lib - AK) as lowest scoring Pubbies. (I thought Murkiest *won* as an Independent, but I could be wrong.)


13 posted on 02/24/2014 9:51:45 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Arkansas has some problems. Too many of their delegation are middle-of-the-roaders.

Club for Growth Congressional Scorecard
2013
Arkansas Delegation

Name District Rank Score Lifetime
Cottom 4 21 92% 92%
Griffin 2 151 63% 68%
Womack 3 151 63% 57%
Crawford 1 166 60% 67%
Boozman Senate 34 70% 72%
Pryor Senate 47 12% 16%


Cotton is challenging Pryor for the Senate seat.
14 posted on 02/24/2014 9:52:58 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: onyx

Thanks. Well worth the time.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 9:53:24 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: glock rocks

Patriot Sen Jeff Sessions (AL) is ranked lower than 0Care funder Cornball of TX???


16 posted on 02/24/2014 9:55:45 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Go, Ted, GO!!

“T” for Texas!!


17 posted on 02/24/2014 10:06:16 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jane Long

Murkowski got elected as an “Independent” when an outsider conservative won the Republican nomination for Senate from AK.

But as Rick Santorum pointed out on Fox News back then it was “good” when she won because she would “caucus with the Republicans”. LOL.....

By the way, I was watching when McConnell and Cornyn were hanging around the clerks in front of the Senate as the cloture vote to increase the debt ceiling went through and there Murkowski was along with Corker hanging around them, talking etc. etc.

Off to the side was Ted Cruz, having long conversations with a couple of senators during the proceedings.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 10:13:46 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: TomGuy

Cotton has been maneuvering his votes lately to look more conservative as he is running for the Senate.

Arkansas gave us Huckabee, so it figures you would have this..

I guess the old Democrat political machine in AR just turned into a Republican one.

Clean the House out.

95 PERCENT OF ELECTED REPUBLICANS EITHER FAKE CONSERVATISM OR REPUDIATE IT.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 10:16:52 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Nextrush

That’s what I thought. Isn’t it odd that so many places (her Wiki, Club for Growth) call her Republican? Maybe I’ve missed something.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 10:27:25 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: onyx

ya think?


21 posted on 02/24/2014 12:11:27 PM PST by Nifster
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To: House Atreides

I know. I just shook my head and thought how nuts can we get....and I guess we will see


22 posted on 02/24/2014 12:12:18 PM PST by Nifster
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To: SoConPubbie
Good grief!

Boehner, John N/A* N/A* N/A*

*If 'N/A,’ the lawmaker did not vote enough times to be ranked and/or scored

23 posted on 02/24/2014 12:26:21 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, the only two Senators voting 100% of the time to do what the people elected them to do.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 12:27:37 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: SoConPubbie

I wonder if Bill Nelson (nutcase-FL), Richard Blumenthal (kook -CT) and Dan Murphy (Jerk-CT) got perfect marks from the Club For Growth? :-)


25 posted on 02/24/2014 5:30:08 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: kingattax

Ping to #4


26 posted on 02/24/2014 6:34:45 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Jane Long

I think Jeff Sessions and Vitter have voted for some flood insurance bills. Also maybe the internet tax bill.

According to Heritage, Sessions made bad votes on Hagel proceeding, Internet Sales, Prevent Taxpayer Funding of the United Nations While Any Member Nation Forces Involuntary Abortions, WRDA Water Act, Hochberg Export Import nominee, failed to cosponsor Transportation Empowerment and Employee Rights act.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 10:05:33 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

This is a Club for Growth rating, not Heritage. Sen Sessions has done more to stop any Amnesty, yet he scores lower than Cornpone (RINO-TX)?

I checked the Heritage ratings and did a comparison between Cornball and Jeff Sessions. It’s amazing...Cornpone rates an 86 and Jeff rates a 79, yet...Corny has these UNFORGIVABLES....

Cornyn voted FOR Cloture on Debt Limit, FOR Cloture that funded 0Care and FOR vote to bring up Gang of 8 Amnesty.

Jeff’s “against Heritage” votes pale, in comparison.

How ANY Conservative group could rate Cornball of TX higher than Sen Jeff Sessions, is beyond me. Cornyn funded 0Care and wants Amnesty.


28 posted on 02/26/2014 7:16:23 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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