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Essay:117th Congress: America First or RINO?

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This is an analysis of which GOP Congressmen and women are putting the America Agenda First, are quasi America First meaning that they are strong on some issues but weak on others, and RINOs. For this purpose, RINOs, and establishment are lumped together.

Alabama

RINO/Establishment

America First/Backer/Leanings

No Data

Alaska

RINO/Establishment

Arizona

America First/Backer/Leanings

No Data

Arkansas

RINO/Establishment

No Data

Quasi America First

  • Tom Cotton - Strong on immigration, but extremely hawkish on foreign policy[3]

California

America First/Backer/Leanings

No Data Available

RINO/Establishment/Moderate Republicans

Quasi America First

  • Devin Nunes - Excellent on Defending President Trump, weak on immigration[5]

Colorado

America First

No Data Available

RINO Backer

Florida

RINO/Establishment

America First/Backer/Leanings

No Data Available

Georgia

America First/Backer/Leanings

RINO/Establishment

No Data available

Idaho

RINO/Establishment

No Data Available

Illinois

RINO

America First

Unknown

Indiana

RINO

No Data Available

RINO Backer

America First

Iowa

RINO/Establishment

Quasi America First

No Data Available

  • Ashley Hinson - Did not vote to object but seemed to have been done with a Rand Paul Type position. Seeks to bring back Trump achievements[6]

RINO Backer

Kansas

RINO

America First

No Data Available

Kentucky

RINO

America First

No Data Available

Louisiana

RINO

America First/Backers/Leaning

No Data Available

Maine

RINO

Maryland

America First

Michigan

RINO

No Data Available

Minnesota

RINO

No Data Available

Mississippi

RINO/Establishment

America First/Backers/Leaning

Missouri

RINO/Establishment

America First

No Data Available

Montana

No Data Avalible

America First

Nebraska

RINO

No Data Avalible

RINO Backer

Nevada

RINO

New Jersey

RINO

Quasi America First

New Mexico

America First

New York

RINO

Quasi America First

  • Lee Zeldin - Not as strong as some of the others labeled America First, but is by far the strongest conservative from New York.

Mirky

No Data Available

North Carolina

RINO

America First/Backers/Leanings

No Data Available

RINO Backer

North Dakota

RINO

No Data Available

Ohio

RINO

No Data Available

America First

Oklahoma

RINO/Establishment

No Data Available:

RINO Backer:

Oregon

RINO

Pennsylvania

RINO

No Data Available

America First

South Carolina

RINO

America First/Backers/Leanings

No Data Available

South Dakota

RINO

Tennessee

America First/Backers/Leanings

No Data Available

Texas

RINO/Establishment

America First/Backers/Leanings

No Data Available

Utah

RINO

Quasi America First

  • Mike Lee - Weak on immigration strong on some issues
  • Burgess Owens - May have backed Amnesty[8], but has since reversed policy and voted against Amnesty bills

No Data Available

Virginia

America First/Backers/Leanings

No Data Available

Washington

RINO

No Data Available

West Virginia

RINO/Establishment

America First

No Data Available

Wisconsin

America First/Backers/Leanings

  • Ron Johnson - Defended Trump supporters after January Six, unlike many other senators. However he is weak on some issues
  • Tom Tiffany

RINOs

No Data Available

Wyoming

RINO/Establishment

America First

Senators up for Re-Election

RINOs/Establishmentarians up for Re-election

Quasi America First up for Re-election (do NOT primary)

America First Senators up for Re-election

Retiring RINOs

Senators not up for Re-election

RINOs/Establishmentarians

Quasi America First Agenda (Do not go after them)

No Information Avalible (Keep Watch on them)

Do NOT primary these RINOs

America First Senators

Retiring House

Retiring Rinos/Establishmentarians

Quasi America First Retiring for Better Positions

  • Lee Zeldin - Running for Governor for New York (Unlikely to win)

America First Representatives retiring for Better Positions

  • Mo Brooks - Running for Senator for Alabama (Safe Win)
  • Ted Budd - Running for Senator for North Carolina (Likely Win)
  • Jody Hice - Running for Secretary of State for Georgia (Safe Win)

House

Primary Targets

Secondary Importance

RINOs/Establishmentarians/RINO Backers too Difficult to primary (Only remove if you can)

For now Don't Primary

  • Ken Buck - Only consider it if he continues his current attitude with bootlicking for RINOs

Do NOT primary these RINOs/Moderate Republicans

These are in extreme swing or even Democrat leaning districts.

Quasi America First Representatives (do NOT primary)

America First Leanings

These Reps play it safe often and vote with the majority of Republicans. However, they also back the America First Agenda.

America First Agenda Backers

These Reps are extremely strong and none should be primaried. They are the support and the group below are the true leaders in the House.

America First Representatives

These are the spearheaders of the movement. (Brooks, Hice, Budd would all be here but they are running for higher positions)

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