|Cook PVI||2017 Average Legislative Score||Madison Performance Index (MPI)||Take Action|
|R+8||41.3||-41.2||Click for contact information|
Smith is in his 19th term representing New Jersey’s 4th district in the north-central part of the state. He sits on Foreign Affairs, and is a member of a number of caucuses focusing on life issues. Smith holds a current rating of 31% and a lifetime 41% rating from Heritage Action. Smith has become famous for his multi-decade campaign to end abortion, and his social conservative credentials are impeccable. Unfortunately, when it comes to fiscal issues, Smith votes as a consistent Democrat, choosing Nancy Pelosi and bloated budgets over common sense conservatism. After nearly 40 years in Congress, Smith is who he is – reliable on life issues, disastrous on everything else. It might be.