The conservative Club for Growth is out with its 2012 scorecard, and three Republican senators who served last year got perfect scores: Sens. Jim DeMint, who has since resigned, and Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.
In addition, Republican Sens. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Marco Rubio of Florida and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin had 2012 scores and LifeScores high enough to qualify for the organization's "Defender of Freedom Award."
Two other senators, new to the Senate this year, will get the award for their voting record as House of Representatives members: Republicans Tim Scott of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona.
Other highlights include 18 current House members with scores of 90 percent or better in 2012 also had LifeScores of 90 or better to qualify for the award.
• Three members of Congress received 100 percent ratings in 2012. Of those, two also have 100 percent LifeScores: Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich. and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas. Repl. Paul Broun, R-Ga., got a perfect rating last year and has a LifeScore of 99 percent.
• One Senate Democrat scored zero in 2012: Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. 13 House Democrats scored lower than ten percent.
To read more: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/Projects/