Rep. Mike Simpson

Rep. Mike Simpson

district: Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District
in office since: 1999
age: 62
Romney % of Vote in District: 64%
lifetime rating: 58%
on Club for Growth scorecard


UPDATE 7/9/2013 –  You asked! We delivered!

We received an overwhelming response from visitors to One of the RINOs that received hundreds of requests for a primary challenge was Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID). Not only that, but we also kept hearing about fiscal conservative and anti-tax, pro-growth champion Bryan Smith as a good alternative.

Now, the Club for Growth PAC has endorsed Bryan Smith in his campaign to defeat RINO Mike Simpson.

Mike Simpson has repeatedly voted for an expansion of government-run health insurance, Democrat spending bills, and pork project after pork project. He voted for the $700 billion taxpayer bailout of Wall Street banks and he was one of only three Congressmen to vote against defunding A.C.O.R.N., the far-left group notorious for voter fraud.


  • Voted for the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street (RCV #681, 2008)
  • Voted to increase the debt ceiling by $2.1 trillion. (RCV #690, 2011)
  • Voted to keep all of the spending in Obama’s stimulus (RCV #42, 2009)
  • Voted for the “fiscal cliff” deal that raised tax rates and delayed automatic spending cuts (RCV #659, 2012)
  • One of just three Republicans to vote against cutting funding for the liberal group A.C.O.R.N. (RCV #397, 2011)
  • Voted against restricting eminent domain abuse (RCV #350, 2005)
  • Voted for the Obama “Cash for Clunkers” program (RCV #682, 2009)
  • Voted to fund dozens of pork projects like an American Ballet Theatre (RCV #668, 2007), Grape genetics research (RCV #810; 2007), an Exploratorium in San Francisco (RCV #664, 2007), and a Lobster Institute in Maine (RCV #735, 2007)
  • Voted against numerous spending cuts that would have reduced the size of government (Link)
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