Heritage Action: Jones, Meadows NC’s top conservatives; Ellmers, Burr most liberal GOPers

hacAccording to the folks over at Jim DeMint’s shop, the two guys in our delegation in the most trouble with leadership are doing the best job of abiding by the principles of conservatism.  Reps. Walter Jones and Mark Meadows are tied at the top of Heritage Action’s scorecard for North Carolina with scores of 87 (out of a possible 100).

George Holding is in a close second with a score of 85.  David Rouzer gets an 82, and Richard Hudson and Mark Wmeadalker tie at 81.  Virginia Foxx and Robert Pittenger tie at 72 each.  Patrick McHenry earns a 68, while Renee Ellmers earns a 58.

Over in the Senate, rookie Thom Tillis earned a score of 61, while Burr has pulled down a 46 — making Burr the most liberal Republican in the delegation.

That makes Tillis the 38th most conservative member of the Senate, and Burr the 46th.  (There are 100 members total.)   Compare that to South Carolina’s team in the upper chamber — Tim Scott ranks 18th with a score of 84 percent, while Lindsey Grwalter-jones-new-2011aham ranks 44th with a score of 47 percent. Hmmm.  Our Tricky Dick is just left of Lindsey Graham-nesty. 

Overall, Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Jeff Sessions rank as the most conservative (100 percent) members on Capitol Hill (includes both chambers).  Colorado’s Ken Buck — Boehner’s latest retribution victim — comes in as the most overall conservative House member at 99 percent.  Texas’s Louis Gohmert ties Buck with a 99 percent, while Alabama Senator Richard Shelby scores a 98.burrt

Rep. David Brat (R-VA), who knocked off Eric Cantor, scores a 96.


6 thoughts on “Heritage Action: Jones, Meadows NC’s top conservatives; Ellmers, Burr most liberal GOPers

  1. This rating says a lot. Heritage’s congressional ratings are the most respected on the right.

    Burr needs a primary. He is out of step with North Carolina. The Senate Conservatives Fund is targeting this race to find a solid challenger. To me, the ideal candidate to challenge Burr would be Mark Meadows.

    We also have some Congressional seats we need to flip in primaries.

    1. If Mark Meadows were to declare, I suspect he would receive a groundswell of grassroots support.

      1. Very good suggestion!

        Congressman Meadows……please step up and challenge Burr, who masquerades as a conservative and champion of the Constitution….once every 6 years.

        And Ellmers deserves to go down in flames.

        Where have her challengers been on this TPA/TPP anti-American sovereignty monstrostiy? I’ve not heard a peep.

  2. The rate the so called Rhinos are going the Democrats will probably take back the Senate in 2016. Karl Rove should not be allowed in the primaries. Tillis is taking his marching orders from Burr.

  3. Burr is a real disgrace. North Carolina has never had a Republican senator fall on the left side of the line on a conservative rating until Burr, who just seems to go farther and farther to the left with each rating.

    North Carolina now has its first left of center Republican senator, Richard Burr. It is time to do something about that in the 2016 primary.

    1. I’m fed up with the pathetic cowards and despicable liars “leading” the Republican party in DC and “representing” North Carolina in the U.S. Senate. They’re worthless!

      You can take this straight to the bank–Richard Burr WILL have a primary challenge from a true, rock-solid conservative in 2016!

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