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Hall of Shame members who’s conservative ratings are the worst of the worst, radically underperforming the conservative expectations of their districts. Unfortunately for them, the words of Abraham Lincoln ring clear:

“You may fool all of the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”

The American people are waking up…and it does not bode well for our Hall of Shame members. Despite being elected by extremely conservative states or districts, these elected representatives are not helping to restore and strengthen our constitutional Republic. They muddle the conservative message by supporting their own forms of stimulus, bailouts, and corporate welfare. Their liberal records speak volumes…and we are committed to not only exposing their actions but also finding and supporting strong, conservative primary challengers.

Meet the Hall of Shame:

Here is a list of members who’s conservative ratings are dramatically underperforming in strong Republican districts or have scored a failing grade in swing districts. These are our pale-pastel politicians – the ones who blur the distinction between the parties.

Members scoring 20 points or more below their conservative districts (defined as R+7 and above). There are 53 such members!:

Cook PVI Member State District 2011 Average Legislative Score Madison Performance Index (MPI)
R+13 Young, Don            AK AL 42.0 -48.0
R+15 Emerson, Jo Ann MO 8 49.0 -41.0
R+12 Platts, Todd PA 19 48.0 -40.5
R+14 Alexander, Rodney LA 5 50.0 -40.0
R+16 Rogers, Hal KY 5 50.0 -40.0
R+24 Lucas, Frank OK 3 51.0 -39.0
R+14 Bonner, Jo AL 1 51.0 -39.0
R+9 McKinley, David WV 1 45.0 -39.0
R+17 Crenshaw, Ander FL 4 52.0 -38.0
R+17 Simpson, Michael ID 2 52.0 -38.0
R+26 Aderholt, Robert AL 4 54.0 -36.0
R+16 Womack, Steve AR 3 54.0 -36.0
R+15 Whitfield, Ed KY 1 54.0 -36.0
R+17 Shuster, Bill PA 9 54.5 -35.5
R+13 Hastings, Doc WA 4 55.0 -35.0
R+11 Fortenberry, Jeff NE 1 52.0 -35.0
R+18 Cole, Tom OK 4 55.5 -34.5
R+7 Frelinghuysen, Rodney NJ 11 47.0 -34.0
R+8 Moore, Capito, Shelly WV 2 49.0 -33.5
R+16 Roby, Martha AL 2 57.0 -33.0
R+10 Walden, Greg OR 2 53.5 -32.0
R+9 Rogers, Mike AL 5 52.0 -32.0
R+15 Guthrie, Brett KY 2 58.5 -31.5
R+29 Bachus, Spencer AL 6 59.0 -31.0
R+10 Lewis, Jerry CA 41 54.5 -31.0
R+9 Thompson, Glenn PA 5 53.5 -30.5
R+16 Granger, Kay TX 12 60.0 -30.0
R+15 Harper, Gregg MS 3 60.0 -30.0
R+14 Davis, Geoff KY 4 60.0 -30.0
R+10 Berg, Rick ND AL 57.5 -30.0
R+16 Jones, Walter NC 3 61.0 -29.0
R+16 McCarthy, Kevin CA 22 61.0 -29.0
R+9 Shimkus, John IL 19 55.0 -29.0
R+8 Crawford, Rick AR 1 54.0 -28.5
R+14 Carter, John TX 31 62.0 -28.0
R+14 Smith, Lamar TX 21 63.5 -26.5
R+24 Smith, Adrian NE 3 64.0 -26.0
R+20 Palazzo, Steven MS 4 64.0 -26.0
R+9 Cantor, Eric VA 7 58.0 -26.0
R+13 Nunes, Devin CA 21 65.0 -25.0
R+9 Luetkemeyer, Blaine MO 9 59.0 -25.0
R+7 Rehberg, Denny MT AL 56.0 -25.0
R+8 Marino, Tom PA 10 58.0 -24.5
R+9 Denham, Jeff CA 19 60.5 -23.5
R+9 Noem, Kristi SD AL 61.0 -23.0
R+21 Roe, Phil TN 1 67.5 -22.5
R+14 Boustany, Charles LA 7 67.5 -22.5
R+18 Coble, Howard NC 6 68.0 -22.0
R+15 Barton, Joe TX 6 68.5 -21.5
R+7 McMorris Rodgers, Cathy WA 5 60.0 -21.0

Members from swing or lean Republican districts who scored a failing grade on the legislative scorecards. There are 48 such members.

Cook PVI Member State District 2011 Average Legislative Score
R+6 Buchanan, Vern FL 13 59.5
Even Roskam, Peter IL 6 59.5
R+6 Johnson, Timothy IL 15 59.0
R+5 Reed, Tom NY 29 58.0
R+4 Renacci, Jim OH 16 58.0
R+4 Gallegly, Elton CA 24 58.0
R+2 Rogers, Mike MI 8 58.0
D+3 Schilling, Bobby IL 17 58.0
R+3 Camp, Dave MI 4 57.0
R+1 Kinzinger, Adam IL 11 57.0
Even Herrera Beutler, Jaime WA 3 56.0
D+1 Tiberi, Patrick OH 12 56.0
D+2 Heck, Joe NV 3 56.0
D+3 Cravaack, Chip MN 8 56.0
R+1 Young, Bill FL 10 55.5
R+6 Schock, Aaron IL 18 54.5
R+6 Lungren, Daniel CA 3 54.5
R+6 McKeon, Buck CA 25 54.0
R+3 Dreier, David CA 26 54.0
R+2 Wolf, Frank VA 10 54.0
Even Upton, Fred MI 6 54.0
R+6 Calvert, Ken CA 44 53.5
R+3 Kelly, Mike PA 3 53.0
Even Latham, Tom IA 4 53.0
R+3 Hayworth, Nan NY 19 51.5
D+5 Turner, Bob NY 9 51.5
R+3 Bilbray, Brian CA 50 50.5
R+5 Rivera, David FL 25 47.0
R+1 Biggert, Judy IL 13 49.5
R+2 Hanna, Richard NY 24 49.0
D+2 Fitzpatrick, Mike PA 8 49.0
D+4 Gerlach, Jim PA 6 49.0
D+4 Barletta, Lou PA 11 49.0
D+1 Stivers, Steven OH 15 48.0
D+2 Dent, Charles PA 15 48.0
R+4 Grimm, Michael NY 13 47.0
R+4 King, Peter NY 3 47.0
D+3 Meehan, Pat PA 7 46.5
R+1 Runyan, John NJ 3 46.0
D+3 Bass, Charlie NH 2 45.5
D+3 Reichert, David WA 8 44.5
R+5 Diaz-Balart, Mario FL 21 44.0
R+3 Ros-Lehtinen, Illena FL 18 44.0
R+2 Gibson, Chris NY 20 43.0
R+6 Smith, Chris NJ 4 42.5
D+1 Lobiondo, Frank NJ 2 40.5
D+6 Dold, Robert IL 10 40.0
R+3 Latourette, Steven OH 14 39.0