I would like to announce the most UN-anticipated and useless legislator ratings to be released in recent memory......... VA FREE's Annual Legislator Ratings
In the past, VA FREE was a respected organization whose ratings actually meant something in Virginia's political landscape. Year after year, they would put out their Annual Legislator Ratings, and the business community would have an accurate and thorough scale to "grade" state legislators relating to pro-business initiatives.
My how things have changed ....
In today's world, VA FREE is just a shell of its former self. They select a list of "business issues" that they deem worthy, AFTER the votes have already been taken in the General Assembly. This allows them to pick and choose the issues that they want to grade legislators on, after the fact. They are then able to choose bills that can help their friends on the Left and damage those they disagree with on the Right.
It is no wonder that no one cares at all when these ratings come out. They mean about as much as an approval rating of Virginia legislators from House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong.
Folks used to actually respect these ratings ... it's a shame that is no longer the case anymore!!!
Also please check out some photos from the VA FREE luncheon last week. What you will NOT find in any of the pictures are any members from the House Republican Majority Caucus...