At some point or another, every voter has felt like they have been duped – sold a fake bill of goods. Politicians and candidates run ads telling conservatives what they want to hear because campaign ads, like it or not, work. Politicians are selling a product, themselves, to you the voter.
To cut through the talking points and the smoke and mirrors, Conservative Review® employs two main tools: the Liberty Score® and our conservative commentary.
The CR Liberty Score® Grades Members of Congress
Conservative Review’s Liberty Score® grades members of Congress on the top 50 votes over a rolling six-year term. A letter grade is assigned to each member to help you quickly determine whether a lawmaker is supporting conservative principles. The Liberty Score® helps evaluate your representatives and senators, providing the tools necessary to separate rhetoric from reality. We don’t expect any elected officials to be perfect, but we do expect them to keep promises.
- Conservative Votes: How many times this legislator voted with conservative values and standards.
- Liberal Votes: How many times this legislator voted against conservative standards.
- Missed Votes: Did not place a vote.
- Date of Vote: Date the vote took place.
- Vote: CR title of the vote.
- CR Vote: The Conservative Review position on that vote.
- Member Vote: The member’s position on that vote.
View the FAQ if you have more questions about the Liberty Score®.