Minnick Earns Perfect Score on ‘RePork Card’

Posted August 13, 2009 at 11:06am

The anti-tax group Club for Growth released their 2009 “RePork Card” rating House members’ efforts to rein in public spending, and by the Club’s standards, the Democrats failed miserably.

The one exception: Idaho freshman Rep. Walt Minnick, who along with 21 Republicans earned a perfect 100 percent score from the Club. That means he voted for all 68 amendments proposed in the House to strip out earmarked spending projects, or “pork,” from the 12 annual spending bills. The average Democratic score, in contrast, was 3 percent, with a median of zero.

Republicans averaged 57 percent, with a median score of 69 percent.

The next-highest scores for Democrats were Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper with 97 percent and Rep. Bobby Bright of Alabama with 61 percent.