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Kingston receives ACU award
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Area U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, made the grade Wednesday when the American Conservative Union named him to its "Honor Roll" of members in the 110th Congress for receiving an above-average score on its 2007 ratings.
The ACU has rated every member of the House and Senate since 1971 and the ratings are widely regarded as the definitive conservative assessment of the federal legislative branch.
"The ratings Representative Kingston received reflects consistent support for conservative principles across a broad range of issues," ACU Director of Government Relations Larry Hart said. "By comparison, the average score for members of the House for 2007 was 43 percent. Representative Kingston is someone who grassroots conservatives in Georgia and across the country will continue to look to for leadership."
As the umbrella grassroots organization of the conservative movement, ACU tracks a wide range of issues before the Congress in three general categories: economic and budget matters, social and cultural issues and issues related to national defense and foreign policy.
The objective is to provide a balanced, comprehensive picture of each member of congress's ideological predisposition based upon recorded votes.
"Conservative values of less government, lower taxes and more personal freedom have served as my guiding principles," Kingston said. "I appreciate the recognition from ACU and will continue my work to advance our common goals."

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