The Kentucky Club for Growth released this morning its annual report card of legislator votes for fiscal responsibility, heralding some improvements and providing interesting insight for political races this November and beyond.
Eleven House members scored above 70% on taxpayer-friendly votes, up from only two in 2007. Interestingly, in the Year of Sarah Palin, the top legislators in both chambers were women. Rep. Addia Wuchner and Sen. Katie Stine both garnered top rankings.
Sen. Brett Guthrie, a candidate for the open 2nd congressional district seat, scored 71% for a rank of 11th, ahead of his opponent in this November’s race, Sen. David Boswell, who scored 54% and ranked 25th.
Next year’s race for Speaker of the House will pit Speaker Jody Richards, who scored a 24% to rank 78th in the House, against Rep. Greg Stumbo whose 23% ranked him of 88th.