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Republicans Help Grow HUD and Big Government

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The House just completed work on another FY 2013 spending bill; the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill.  This is a unique appropriations bill because most of the underlying content is an anathema to conservatives.  A good part of transportation (highway spending) should be within the purview of state governments; mass transit spending should be eliminated; HUD should be abolished altogether.  Read More →

Why We Need More Conservatives

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Every Republican swears up and down that he/she supports limited government, a balanced budget, and free markets.  Yet, once again, only a fraction of Republicans in Washington were able to stand for those ideals.  The House and Senate passed the Obama highway bill/student loan stimulus with overwhelming majorities.  Just 52 Republicans, 21% of the conference, voted against this Read More →

The Simple Lesson of John Sullivan’s Defeat in OK-1

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

In what was supposed to be a snoozer election night, a little known conservative candidate, Jim Bridenstine, came out of nowhere to unseat 10-year veteran John Sullivan in conservative Oklahoma District 1.  He did so by a 7-point margin, even though he was outspent 4-1 and nobody gave him any hope of succeeding. Even among many politicos who woke Read More →

Farm/Food Stamp Bill Vote Tally

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The Madison Performance Index (MPI) is the centerpiece of our new website, but it’s not all we have to offer.  In addition to the index, we will also provide background information and commentary for each Republican House member to offer a full picture of their performance in Congress. We will post continuous updates of voting tallies on individual Read More →

Time to Hold Conservatives Accountable

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

In honor of our launching ConservativeVotingRecords, Madison Project Chairman Jim Ryun wrote an op-ed in the Daily Caller to explain the preamble behind our new project. Time to hold conservatives accountable By Jim Ryun   4:45 PM 06/20/2012 During primary elections, conservatives are often scolded by those who view themselves as guardians of the Republican Party for their Read More →

Madison Project Launches New Performance Index Site

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

We’ve been working on a revolutionary project for quite some time and it is finally completed.  The Madison Project has announced the creation of the Madison Performance Index, a one-stop site to hold Republican House members accountable for their voting record.  Have you ever wondered how your member’s voting record stacks up against the political orientation of his/her Read More →

Are Conservative Districts Really Electing Conservative Representatives?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

We are constantly subjected to the antiquated bromide from establishment figures in the party that “we need to elect moderates in order to win a majority in Congress.”  “We can’t elect members like Jim DeMint everywhere,” they say.  This line of thought fails to address the reality on the ground in Congress.  While one can debate the veracity Read More →

Only 16% from Solid Conservative Districts Scored an A

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Imagine if we elected consistent conservatives just in the 122 most Republican districts in the country?  We would have a majority within the House Republican Conference.  We ran the numbers on the 122 most Republican districts (the ones that have elected Republicans; a few of them are represented by blue dogs) under the Cook PVI system, and the Read More →