LA-5: Good Riddance to Rodney Alexander

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 and is filed under Blog, Issues, News

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Winning a vacated seat from a sitting Democrat is not the only way to move a district to the right.  We should celebrate when a RINO retires as well.

Today, Rep. Rodney Alexander (RINO-LA-5) announced that he will not seek reelection next year.  What a relief.  Now we have an opportunity to easily pickup a conservative district.

Rodney Alexander has been in Congress since 2003. He represents the conservative northeast of Louisiana, which Mitt Romney carried by 23 points,  yet he is one of the biggest underperformers in the House conference. He is also, by far, the most liberal member of the Louisiana Republican delegation.

In 2011, he voted against every effort to cut spending and supported all of the bloated spending bills along with raising the debt ceiling. Alexander is another member of the Appropriations Committee who uses his position to block spending cuts. He is a big supporter of destructive Davis-Bacon wages and Big Labor in general. He was part of the TARP coalition.

He has earned a pathetic 36% rating from Heritage Action this year.  It’s members like this – members who waste red districts – that prevent us from creating a coalition of limited government advocacy in Congress.

We’re looking forward to finding a real conservative to represent this conservative district.