On Wednesday, Club for Growth Foundation released its annual legislative economic scorecard, which tallied up the 2021 legislative year based on criteria for "economic growth issues."

According to a release accompanying the scorecard that was given first to 1819 News, Club for Growth Foundation based their scoring on each lawmaker’s record on votes related to "pro-growth policies and computed an Economic Growth Score on a scale of 0 to 100."

"A score of 100 indicates the highest support for pro-growth policies. The Foundation’s study examined over 2,500 floor votes and, in the end, included 21 Alabama House votes and 20 Alabama Senate votes."

Key takeaway:

Alabama Senate

  • Average Republican Score: 27% (Up from 21% in 2020)

  • Average Democrat Score: 11% (Up from 6% in 2020)

  • Highest-Rated Republican: Senator David Sessions (SD-35)- 35%

  • Highest-Rated Democrat: Senator William Beasley (SD-28)- 30%

  • Lowest-Rated Republican: Senator Larry Stutts (SD-6)-16%

  • Lowest Rated Democrat: Senator Kirk Hatcher (SD-26) – 0%

Alabama House

  • Average Republican Score: 28% (Up from 15% in 2020)

  • Average Democrat Score: 12% (Up from 0% in 2020)

  • Highest-Rated Republican: Rep. Andrew Sorrell (HD-03)- 95%

  • Highest Rated Democrat: Rep. Dexter Grimsley (HD-85) – 20%

  • Lowest Rated Republican: Rep. Dickie Drake (HD-45) – 14%

  • Lowest Rated Democrat: Several members had a score of 6%

Scorecard as follows:

“Through the release of this scorecard series, the Club for Growth Foundation is looking at how state legislatures perform in terms of pro-growth policies,” Club for Growth Foundation president David McIntosh said in a release. “We believe that this scorecard will help inform citizens and entrepreneurs about who supports the policies that promote economic prosperity.”

Jeff Poor is the executive editor of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email jeff.poor@1819News.com, or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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