Tsk, tsk. Frank Foster, a very young freshman state represenative (who is my rep.), is at the top-of-the-list for taking free meals from lobbyists.
Rep. Foster excuses his behavior thusly: "It's a part of being one of the only freshman chairs that we have to work with the DNR* and the DEQ* on a lot of issues to do with small business to streamline those departments, and often we work into lunch and dinners."
That's weak, Frank.
In contrast, my friend, Rep. Jason Murphey, of Oklahoma, has not only donated a portion of his legislative salary to a pro-life organization, he has never taken a dime from lobbyists and consistently scores a 100% conservative rating.
"When I campaigned for office I ran on a platform of representing conservative values. I believe this ranking shows that I am keeping my word," Murphey said.
That's right, Jason.
*Department of Natural Resources
*Dept. of Environmental Quality
Frank Foster (L) and Jason Murphey (R)