Here are the ratings from Heritage Action for America’s legislative scorecard. The new Tea Party Senators have the following conservative scores: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) – 99%; Jim DeMint (R-SC) – 99%; Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) – 97%; Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) – 96%; Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) – 94%; Pat Toomey (R-PA) – 88%.
What was Senator Lugar’s score? The career politician, who now resides lives in McLean, Virginia, received a score of 74 – well below the Tea Partiers.
Since he isn’t currently a member of the U.S. Senate, it’s impossible to determine what candidate Mourdock’s rating would be. However, based on his stated policy views and opposition to Lugar’s RINO tendencies, we can rest assured that it will lie within the range of the newly-elected Tea Parties rather than near the wholly-inadequate 74 rating of the moderate Lugar.
Indiana, you have a choice on May 8th. Are you content with the status quo, or do you want a change? Do you want a conservative fighter who will stand up for limited-government principles? If so, your choice is simple. Richard Mourdock is your man.