another 100 Club for Growth score…zzz…what’s new?

Since 2005, the SC Club for Growth have been issuing a scorecard on the SC General Assembly. I have been honored to receive another 100 for the 2009-2010 legislative session and am proud to stand firm on my record of less government and more liberty for South Carolinians.

I’m also proud of the fact that I’ve received the highest score from the cfg every year (from both chambers).


SC Club for Growth Releases 2009-2010 Legislative Scorecards, names 23 “Taxpayer Heroes” and 102 “Taxpayer Nightmares”

Columbia, SC – SC Club for Growth today released its 2009-2010 Legislative Scorecards, awarding its “Taxpayer Hero” award to sixteen representatives and seven senators who earned top grades in their respective chambers. “Taxpayer Hero” awardees include now-Governor Nikki Haley and now-freshmen Congressmen Jeff Duncan, Mick Mulvaney, and Tim Scott.

Legislators’ ratings (view scorecards here) were based on critical economic and good government votes in the South Carolina House and Senate. The scorecards are publicized to the media, SC Club for Growth members, and South Carolina voters. Additionally, the scorecards serve as the basis for SC Club for Growth PAC endorsements. In the past two election cycles, SC Club for Growth PAC has a 75% win record and its members have contributed nearly $1 million to reform-minded candidates.

Club Chairman Bauer Vaughters commented, “SC Club for Growth’s scorecards are the true measure of where legislators stand on spending, good government, and reform. In the past it has been too easy for public officials to say one thing to people back home while voting differently in Columbia – which is why we track important votes and spread the word about legislators’ real records.

“Voters have made it clear that they want fiscally conservative reforms in state government. With every Representative and Senator back up for election in less than 18 months, we are hopeful that a new legislative session will bring more than just lip service to the reforms our state desperately needs.”