With all the talk about term limits lately, it is clear that some incumbents need to be replaced but most members of the U.S. House of Representatives are popular in their districts and get re-elected every two years thanks to sky-high name recognition and massive “warchests.”
Even so, challenging an incumbent is not a lost cause as we have seen underdog wins!
So how can you tell if you need a new Congressman? We’ve got some great resources for you below!
Are they opposed to the Second Amendment?
Check your congressman’s rating with the National Rifle Association to help understand whether they support your right to bear arms.
The NRA itself does not issue ratings or endorsements but they do have a “private victory fund” that does, commonly referred to as NRA-PVF. The ratings range from F- to A+ for incumbents and F to “AQ” for non-incumbents.
Check your representative/candidate here: https://www.nrapvf.org/
Are they fiscally conservative?
Check your congressman’s “scorecard” with The Club for Growth which grades every member’s voting record on the basis of fiscal responsibility.
Check for your Senator and/or Congressman here:
Are they pro-life?
The issue of abortion is one of the most controversial of our time so it may be important to your vote to have someone who is in agreement representing you in Congress.
To find out, visit National Right to Life’s “Action Center” to evaluate their scorecard of your legislators: https://www.votervoice.net/
Do they stand up for family values?
The leading organization for traditional family values is the Family Research Council. Similar to the NRA, it is not directly involved in politics but does have a “legislative affiliate” known as FRC Action.
See what they have to say about your representation here: www.frcaction.org/scorecard