Weak tea: Allen West ranks 54th of 87 GOP freshmen on one tea party scorecardby George Bennett | May 15th, 2012
West ranks 54th out of 87 freshmen for agreeing with the limited-government, supply-side group’s agenda.
As reported earlier this year, West agreed with the Club For Growth on economic and fiscal issues 64 percent of the time in 2011. That compares to a 71 percent score for the average freshman and a 69 percent score for the average Republican House veteran.
West didn’t go along with all the spending cuts the Club For Growth advocated in 2011 and voted for a debt ceiling increase that angered many tea partiers.