Heritage Action: Jones top NCGOP conservative in DC; Ellmers, Tillis and Burr most liberal NCGOPers in Congress | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's note: Brant Clifton keeps us informed of just who is really conservative from the North Carolina delegation in his "bare knuckles" Conservative online publication known as The Daily Haymaker.

    Heritage Action has updated (as of October 10 their Congressional score cards. For the North Carolina delegation, Walter Jones is on top with a conservative ranking of 89 percent. George Holding is a close second with 88 percent. He is followed by the two Marks - Meadows and Walker - each with a score of 84 percent.

    Virginia Foxx (68%), Patrick McHenry (64%) and Renee Ellmers (60%) - the three in the delegation closest to House leadership -come away with the worst rankings among state Republicans (The average score for all House Republicans is 68 percent.). Here are the votes that the rankings are based on.

    Overall in the House, congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) scored a perfect 100 percent. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) came in a close second at 99 percent.

    In South Carolina's delegation, Reps. Mick Mulvaney and Mark Sanford lead the pack with 91 percent conservative rankings.

    Let's roll over to the Senate. Rookie Thom Tillis (R-NC) has rung up a 55 percent conservative ranking. Our senior senator, Richard Burr, is stinking up the joint with a 39 percent ranking. Only SEVEN Senate Republicans are ranked to Burr's left.

    As a comparison, South Carolina's Tim Scott ranks at 77 percent, while Lindsey Graham pulls a 44 percent ranking.

    Overall in the Senate, Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are leading the pack with perfect 100 percent scores. Richard Shelby (R-AL) is close behind at 99 percent.
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