|Cook PVI||2017 Average Legislative Score||Madison Performance Index (MPI)||Take Action|
|R+13||51||-39||Click for contact information|
Thompson is in his 5th term representing the traditionally rural 5th district. He sits on Agriculture, Education, and Natural Resources. Thompson’s 51% legislative score would make him the worst of the worst in many state Republican caucuses; in Pennsylvania, sadly, this habit of voting equally often with conservatives and big-spending liberals makes him average. Thompson is a reliable socially conservative vote, but votes with Nancy Pelosi time and again on budgets and debt-ceiling increases and unfunded disaster relief. A decade is too long and too expensive; it’s time for Thompson to go.