Tom Rooney, Florida's most conservative congressman? Cuban-Americans not conservative?
U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-tequesta, was the only Republican in Florida to receive a 100 percent score from the American Conservative Union for 2010 (Looks like Jeff Miller bucked ACU on oil drilling). That officially makes him a "Defender of Liberty" and leads us to wonder whether how many other Florida representatives are squishy on the issue of liberty.
Interesting side note for a group now led by a Cuban-American from Miami, Al Cardenas: None of Florida's Cuban-American representatives, Mario and Lincoln Diaz-Balart, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen even qualified as "conservative" under ACU's definition as none topped 80. Each disappointed ACU on votes ranging from extending unemployment benefits to immigration reform.
FYI, George LeMieux scored a 92, having disappointed ACU on only financial regulatory overhaul and food safety.