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New 2020 New Hampshire State Economic and Missed Votes Scorecards

Club for Growth Foundation released its 2020 New Hampshire State Economic Scorecard, the gold-standard in publishing the voting records of elected officials.

The 2020 New Hampshire State Economic Scorecard was created by the Club for Growth Foundation to educate the public about the voting records of the lawmakers who serve in the New Hampshire General Court. It is part of a larger scorecard project that the Club for Growth Foundation has created to educate the public about the economic positions taken by legislators in states across the country. Click here to view the 2020 New Hampshire Economic Scorecard.

Key Takeaways on New Hampshire’s 2020 Economic Scorecard:

New Hampshire Senate

  • Average Republican Score: 66%
  • Average Democrat Score: 1%
  • Highest-Rated Republican: Multiple with 68%
  • Highest-Rated Democrat: Sen. Jeanne Dietsch (SD-09) – 7%
  • Lowest-Rated Republican: Sen. Sharon Carson (SD-14) – 52%
  • Lowest-Rated Democrat: Multiple with 0%

New Hampshire House

  • Average Republican Score: 94%
  • Average Democrat Score: 2%
  • Highest-Rated Republican: Multiple with 100%
  • Highest-Rated Democrat: Rep. Barbara Shaw (Hillsborough 16) – 28%
  • Lowest-Rated Republican: Rep. Dan Wolf (Merrimack 5) – 29%
  • Lowest-Rated Democrat: Multiple with 0%

New Hampshire Missed Votes Scorecard

The Club for Growth Foundation also released its new Missed Votes Scorecard for New Hampshire’s 2020 legislative session.  This scorecard simply calculates how often lawmakers show up to vote and how often they miss votes.  For 2020, the results were:

New Hampshire Senate

The average New Hampshire state senator missed less than 1% of the total 106 floor votes.  In fact, 21 of the 24 state senators didn’t miss a single vote.

New Hampshire House

The average New Hampshire house member missed 17% of the total 188 floor votes.  Rep. John Fothergill (Coos 1) missed the most votes – 188 out of 188 – for a score of 100%.  By not missing a single vote, 55 house members received perfect attendance scores of 0%.

NOTE:  Lawmakers miss votes for a whole host of reasons, including medical issues, family concerns, or prior commitments.  But they may also miss votes because they are purposely ducking an issue or do not want to upset leadership.  The Club for Growth Foundation makes no judgment on why a lawmaker misses votes.  The Foundation simply publishes this quantified information for educational purposes only.


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