Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun rates among the very most conservative lawmakers in the House, according to a pair of legislative score cards released Monday by the Club for Growth and Heritage Action.
Broun, who is running to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, registered the 3rd- and 13th-most conservative House lawmaker in the two group’s annual rankings, performing slightly better in the Heritage measure.
The outspoken Athens Republican leads the entire state delegation in both rankings, including Reps. Phil Gingrey and Jack Kington, two other GOP congressman running for the Senate nod.
With a score of 90 percent, Gingrey ties Kingston for 8th place in Heritage’s ranking. In the Club’s parallel score, he places at 19 with a score of 93 percent.
Kingston, who National Journal’s annual ratings earlier this month pegged as one of the “most conservative” House lawmakers, falls back to 38th in the Club’s score for voting with the conservative lobby 87 percent of the time.
If any of three are elected, all would be considerably more conservative than the man the hope to replace, Sen. Chambliss, who pulls a score of 57 percent from Heritage and 61 percent from the Club.
Rep. Austin Scott, with scores of 72 percent (Heritage) and 70 percent (Club), brings up the rear of Georgia’s House Republican delegation in both rankings.