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The Madison Projects Releases Updated Index Scores For 112th Congress

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized

Contact: Daniel Horowitz


The Madison Project Releases Updated Index Scores for 112th Congress

Madison Project Chairman Jim RyunNow conservatives can view the performance of their Republican representatives in the context of the districts they were elected to represent.” 

Washington, DC – Today, the Madison Project PAC released its updated Madison Performance Index (MPI) for the full 112th Congress.  Created in 2012, the MPI measures how closely each Republican House Member is performing against the expected conservative score for his or her district.

“It’s a simple way for us to create clarity for the American taxpayers. Either their Members are performing to the make-up of their districts or they are not,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “We believe the MPI provides a measuring stick for voters to look at when it comes time to retain or remove Members.”

To view the full scores for the 112th Congress (2011 and 2012 combined), please go to: http://www.conservativevotingrecords.com/2011-2012-scores-2/

“Last year, we started a national conversation about the need to better utilize our most conservative districts in elections when we unveiled the Madison Performance Index,” said Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project. “We found that only a small percentage of elected Republicans were fully utilizing their districts to represent conservative free-market values.  Our updated scores continue to show that there are many members from red districts that are dramatically underperforming.”

The Madison Performance Index also highlights Members who have scored above a 90 in the Hall of Fame while listing the worst performers in the Hall of Shame.

“We believe this list of liberal red state Republicans will serve as a checklist for the best opportunities to elect conservatives to the House in primary elections,” said Ryun.

Key takeaways from Madison Performance Index from the 112th Congress:

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