The Club for Growth adds "LifeScore" to Raings; Senator DeMint, Senator Coburn receive perfect scores in 2010
Washington, DC - Today, the Club for Growth released its 2010 Congressional Scorecard, which ranks the voting behavior of members of Congres based on economic growth issues. The Club also added a new feature to the Club for Growth Scorecard: each member of Congress is now assigned a new liftetime rating or a "LifeScore", so that Club Members can determine who has been a consistent advocate for Economic Freedom throughout their career in Congress.
To view the Club for Growth's 2010 Congressional Scorecard and all prior Scorecards, click here, or go to: www.ClubForGrowth.org/Projects
"The Club for Growth values principle over political expediency," said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. "Our new 'LifeScore' will educate citizens on who has consistently defended economic freedom and pushed pro-growth policies in Congress. Club Members want their elected leaders to vote on the side of economic freedom every time, not just at election time."
With the additon of LifeScore, The Club for Growth has revised the criteria to receive the Club's Defender of Economic Freedom award. In past years, awards were given to anyone who scored 90 or better. Beginning with this year's scorecard, The Club for Growth required Representatives and Senators to not only score 90 or better on votes cast in 2010, but to also have a LifeScore of at least 90.
Highlights of the Club for Growth's 2010 Congressional Scorecard: