Hagan and the conservative Club for Growth just disagree
02/24/2014 8:44 PM
02/24/2014 8:45 PM
Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan agreed with the conservative Club for Growth 3 percent of the time on key votes in 2013, according to the group’s political scorecard, released on Monday.
Hagan’s “lifetime score” is 8 percent, the scorecard showed.
Two U.S. senators get perfect stores for 2013: tea party favorites Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah.
Republican Sen. Richard Burr got a 67 percent rating for 2013 and an 83 percent lifetime score.
Only three Senate Democrats scored above 10 percent with the conservative group in 2013 (Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, 20 percent; Mark Pryor of Arkansas, 12 percent; and Mark Warner of Virginia, 11 percent.)
The most conservative Democrats on the Club’s House scorecard were North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre of Lumberton and Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah, who were tied with scores of 40 percent. Both members of the fiscally conservative Blue Dogs caucus have announced they’ll retire at the end of this term.
Freshman Rep. George Holding, a Raleigh Republican, got an 86 percent. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn, got 62 percent for the year and 65 percent for her career.
Both Democratic Reps. David Price of Chapel Hill and G.K. Butterfield of Wilson scored 10 percent for 2013.
The Club for Growth advocates for fiscally conservative policies. Some of its goals are lower income tax rates, limited government, free trade and deregulation. Its political action committee raises money for candidates who share its views.
For 2013, the club called for No votes on the budget agreement worked out by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan, the farm bill and the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, among others.
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