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Middle Class Advocacy Groups Give Rep. Trey Gowdy an 'F'

TheMiddleClass.org rates politicians on their Middle-Class friendliness.

Anyone who has been following the political campaigns this year has heard an awful lot of talk about this demographic or that demographic. But for all the talk about Soccer Moms and College Students, the most sought after demographic of all, is still the Middle Class. The reason is simple: The Middle Class has the most people.

All politicians, of course, claim to sympathize with the Middle Class. But the advocacy groups Voter Punch and the Campaign for America's Future have produced a website to help voters cut through the rhetoric and measure a candidate’s words versus his/her actions.

Readers can visit the website TheMiddleClass.org and see how their representatives voted on issues that matter to the Middle Class. The methodology of its rating system is explained HERE.

By the site's measures, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R – 4), received a 7 percent or an “F.” See Gowdy’s Middle Class votes HERE.

Gowdy’s scores rank him even with his SC GOP peers. Tim Scott (R -1), Joe Wilson (R -2) and Jeff Duncan (R – 3), all had 7 percent. Mick Mulvaney (R – 5) had the best score among House Republicans with a 21.

James Clyburn (D – 6) had the highest score of any Palmetto State politician with a 77.

Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint scored a 14 and a 0 respectively. See Graham’s scores here and DeMint’s scores here.

Jim Hargett October 22, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Where Shawn Drury fishes for his news indicates his liberal leanings and bodes poorly for the Patch. I stood for 45 minutes and hugged a cousin of Karly Allen, my candidate for State Senate 7, Jane Kizer's Democrat rival. I showed this cousin my empty billfold where I had just given all it's money to a Sandra for her Foster children project and then asked the cousin, "How much monies today did you give to help the helpless?". This after tithes to a large pro-scriptures-in-our-political leaders church. Where is the Judeo-Christian depths in our 77 percent candidates that Shawn is advocating? Trey, Jeff, Jim Demint (whom I get to attend today), Ghaham, and Mick are all concerned about the 16-trillions++ debt and depths-of-ten-commandment Moses-inspired-less-government ethics.
Shawn Drury October 22, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Jim, We also reported on awards for our representatives from Club for Growth and other conservative groups. There were no accusations of "fishing" then. To wit: http://patch.com/A-rpYn http://patch.com/A-yckc http://patch.com/A-xzYK -SD
Patrick Riordan October 25, 2012 at 05:27 AM
If they were really concerned with the debt then WHY DID THEY ALL APPROVE THE SPENDING WHEN BUBBAS BUSH WAS IN CHARGE. They are all nothing but a pack of hyprocrites. Remember the "Joe for Jobs" slogan we were bombarded with. Guess which jobs he worked on for the past two years? HIS OWN, that was and is his only concern.
Shawn Drury October 25, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Patrick, Reps. Gowdy, Duncan, Mulvaney and Scott were not in the House during George Bush's presidency.

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