Report card season has arrived for members of Congress, as a slew of outside groups deliver yearly scorecards to gauge how lawmakers stack up on key issues.
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How conservative groups rated four potential Senate contenders in 2012
Member: Broun Gingrey Kingston Price
American Conservative Union 100 96 88 100
Americans for Prosperity 95 91 77 91
Club For Growth 100 89 85 86
FreedomWorks 100 82 63 88
Heritage Action 96 85 71 78
How liberal groups rated Atlanta-area Democrats in 2012
Member: Lewis, Johnson, David Scott
AFL-CIO 95 100 90
League of Conservation Voters 97 91 83
NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 100 100
What the scorekeepers want
Here’s how their websites describe these groups’ goals
American Conservative Union — “liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense”
Americans for Prosperity — “limited government and free markets”
Club for Growth — “a high growth economy and a swift return to America’s founding principles”
FreedomWorks – “lower taxes, less government, and more freedom”
Heritage Action – “the principles that made America great”.
AFL-CIO — “decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment” for workers
League of Conservation Voters – “ to turn environmental values into national priorities”
NARAL Pro-Choice America – to protect “your ability to make private decisions, like choosing legal abortion.