|Cook PVI||2017 Average Legislative Score||Madison Performance Index (MPI)||Take Action|
|R+17||55||-35||Click for contact information|
Rutherford is a freshman representing the 4th district, centered in Jacksonville. He sits on Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. A strong law-and-order conservative, good on guns and social issues, Rutherford is an unmitigated disaster on fiscal matters, holding a 55% legislative score. On economic issues, Rutherford votes with Nancy Pelosi most of the time, voting to the left even of RINO leadership. The 4th is a safe district, and Rutherford seems to have fooled his constituents with his tough demeanor. A social conservative and a fiscal liberal is even more useless than the reverse and if Rutherford doesn’t transform, it’s time for even this freshman to go.