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FL – Gaetz, Matt

Cook PVI 2017 Average Legislative Score Madison Performance Index (MPI) Take Action
R+22 81.5 -8.5 Click for contact information

Gaetz is a freshman representing the 1st district, centered along the Western Panhandle of Florida, one of the most conservative parts of the state. He serves on Armed Services, Budget, and Judiciary; Gaetz is a member of the Republican Study Committee. Florida’s 1st district is not only the most conservative in the state, it’s the 15th most conservative in the nation.  Gaetz has been a reliable conservative at times – but in a heavily military and agricultural district, his votes for the farm bill, unfunded disaster relief, and against Pentagon waste suggest he’s less ideological than tactical. His current legislative score of 81.5%  should start to rise – if it doesn’t, Gaetz needs a challenge from his right.