WASHINGTON, DC– The Club for Growth Foundation published the 2021 Tennessee economic scorecard to bring increased public transparency and accountability to view voting records of Tennessee’s elected state legislators on economic growth issues. The Tennessee Star’s Peter D’Abrosca published an exclusive report on the scorecard and its findings.
The Foundation conducted a comprehensive examination of each lawmaker’s record on votes related to pro-growth policies and computed an Economic Growth Score on a scale of 0 to 100. A score of 100 indicates the highest support for pro-growth policies. The Foundation’s study examined over 4,400 floor votes and, in the end, included 20 Tennessee House votes and 20 Tennessee Senate votes.
“Through the release of this scorecard series, the Club for Growth Foundation is looking at how state legislatures perform in terms of pro-growth policies,” said Club for Growth Foundation President David McIntosh. “We believe that this scorecard will help inform citizens and entrepreneurs about who supports the policies that promote economic prosperity.”
Club for Growth Foundation plans on releasing similar state scorecards for legislatures across the country.
Key Takeaways on Tennessee’s 2021 Economic Scorecard:
Average Republican Score: 44%
Average Democrat Score: 16%
Highest-Rated Republican: Senator Kerry Roberts (SD-25) – 68%
Highest-Rated Democrat: Senator Brenda Gilmore (SD-19) – 19%
Lowest- Rated Republicans:
Senator Richard Briggs (SD-07) – 33%
Senator Page Walley (SD-26) – 33%
Lowest Rated Democrats:
Senator Sara Kyle (SD-30) -13%
Senator Jeff Yarbro (SD-21) – 13%
Average Republican Score: 50%
Average Democrat Score: 21%
Highest-Rated Republican: Rep. Tim Rudd (HD-34)- 50%
Highest Rated Democrat: Rep. John Windle (HD-41)- 45%
Lowest Rated Republican: Rep. Ron Travis (HD-31) – 31%
Lowest Rated Democrat: Rep. Bob Freeman (HD-56) – 6%
Click here to view the Tennessee Senate Scorecard.
Click here to view the Tennessee House Scorecard.
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