WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Club for Growth today announced Defender of Economic Freedom awards for 77 New Hampshire State legislators — 77 House members and zero Senators — whose voting records distinguished them as champions of economic liberty for their high score on the new Club for Growth Foundation 2019 New Hampshire State Legislative Scorecard.

Elected officials who, on the Foundation’s scorecard, score 90% or better in a given calendar year and maintain lifetime scores of 90% or better are recognized by the Club for Growth as Defenders of Economic Freedom. In New Hampshire, for 2019, 77 State House legislators received this award with 27 of those receiving a perfect score.

“The Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard is already the gold-standard in publishing the voting records of Senators and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on economic legislation, and the State Legislative Scorecards help educate citizens about which elected officials are champions of pro-growth policies at the state level.” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “The Foundation looked at a number of important free market votes in the New Hampshire legislature on issues including taxes, subsidies, regulations, licensing, and tort reform.”

Key Takeaways on New Hampshire’s 2019 Scorecard:

New Hampshire Senate

  • Average Republican Score: 54%
  • Average Democrat Score: 2%
  • Highest Rated Republican: Sen. Bob Giuda, 61%
  • Lowest Rated Republican: Sen. Harold French, 47%
  • Highest Rated Democrat: Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, 3%
  • Lowest Rated Democrats: Several with 2%

New Hampshire House

  • Average Republican Score: 89%
  • Average Democrat Score: 2%
  • Average Libertarian Rating: 97%
  • Highest Rated Republicans: Several members with 100%
  • Lowest Rated Republican: Rep. Karel Crawford, 60%
  • Libertarian Rating: Rep. Max Abramson, 97%
  • Highest Rated Democrat: Rep. Henry Parkhurst, 27%
  • Lowest Rated Democrats: Several with 0%

The Club for Growth Foundation’s New Hampshire legislative scorecard is similar to  scorecards that the Foundation previously has released for FloridaMissouriNew MexicoIowaTennesseeTexas, and Virginia as part of its new state legislative vote study initiative. The Club for Growth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on educating the public about the value of free markets, pro-growth policies, and economic prosperity.