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FL – Rutherford, John

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.