The new guy in town sure is getting some attention in conservative circles. Conservative Review has finally decided to update its conservative rankings of Members of Congress. Their analysis — as of April 18 — has congressman Ted Budd rockin’ a perfect score of 100 percent. (Budd is one of just 17 House members CR awarded a perfect score to.)
Mark Meadows, the previous king of the hill, comes in second at 93 percent. Budd and Meadows are the only As handed out this time to North Carolinians by CR.
In the B category, we have Mark Walker with an 81 rating, and George Holding with an 80. Walter Jones gets a gentleman’s C at 76.
Richard Hudson is barely passing with a 64 (D). David Rouzer is also in D country with a grade of 63, as is Virginia Foxx at 60.
Our two failures (Fs) in the House are Patrick McHenry (53%) and Robert Pittenger (46%). Pittenger officially replaces Renee Ellmers as the most liberal Republican House member from North Carolina. (I HEAR he has a pretty BIG NAME primary challenger lurking out there. More later.)
Now, after taking my Pepto-Bismol, I’ll move over to the Senate. Richard Burr has scored a grade of 40% (F), and Thom Tillis is still mired at 37% (F).
Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are the only two senators to receive a perfect score of 100 percent. (Those were two of just six senators to receive A ratings, though.) Only 19 senators got passing grades. Burr and Tillis rank, respectively, 37th and 38th out of the 52 member GOP caucus in terms of conservatism.
Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) actually rank more liberal than many Senate Democrats.