|Cook PVI||2017 Average Legislative Score||Madison Performance Index (MPI)||Take Action|
|R+15||82.6||-2.3||Click for contact information|
Gowdy is in his 4thterm representing the 4thdistrict in upstate South Carolina. He will not be seeking reelection in 2018. He is the chair of Oversight and Government Reform, and sits on Judiciary and is a member of the Republican Study Committee. Like many Republicans who move into leadership and the national spotlight, Gowdy has become more liberal in his time in Congress – his legislative score has plummeted each Congress to his current 82.6%, unacceptable for an R+15 district. His support for unfunded disaster relief, the debt ceiling deal and his general unreliability mean that it’s good news for the 4th that Gowdy won’t serve another term.