With Congress poised to begin its month-long August break, some congressional Republicans can go home with a record demonstrating a commitment to fight for conservative principles. Others might have some explaining to do.

Mid-year ratings from FreedomWorks show three U.S. Representatives from Texas with perfect conservative ratings: Michael Cloud (Congressional District 27), Lance Gooden (CD 5), and Chip Roy (CD 21). Five more Republicans—Ron Wright (CD 6), Van Taylor (CD 3), Randy Weber (CD 14), Kenny Marchant (CD 24), and Louie Gohmert (CD 1)—have ratings in the 90s.

At the other end of the spectrum, Will Hurd (CD 23) is the only Republican rated under 50 percent. Hurd’s 39 percent rating with FreedomWorks makes him the fourth most liberal Republican in the entire GOP. His mid-year rating with FreedomWorks puts him closer to the Democrats’ scores than the Texas GOP average.

The highest rated Democrats—with a rating of 9 percent—were Reps. Vicente Gonzales (CD 15), Veronica Escobar (CD 16), Lloyd Doggett (CD 35), and Joaquin Casto (CD 20).

FreedomWorks’ congressional scorecard for 2019 currently has 28 “key votes” and is available on their website.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.

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