To one conservative group, Marco Rubio is the only perfect senator

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

To one conservative group, Marco Rubio is the only perfect senator.

Americans for Prosperity, a self-described “free market grassroots organization,” announced its scorecard of the 112th Congress on Wednesday.

That group ranks lawmakers by percentage based upon votes they took on certain bills that affect “economic freedom.”

The only senator to get a perfect 100 percent rating? Rubio, the freshman Florida senator thought to be gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential race.

According to the group, this year’s scorecard includes votes on “repeal of President Obama’s new health care law, preempting EPA’s purported authority to regulate greenhouse gases, [House budget] Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget, ending ethanol subsidies, several Congressional Review Act resolutions to overturn new regulations, and the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bills.”

“The AFP Scorecard is an easy way for our activists, the media, and the general public to keep an eye on Washington,” director of policy James Valvo said.

According to the group, 18 members of the House of Representatives received a perfect 100 percent. Twenty-one House members and one senator — newly appointed Hawaii Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz — received a zero-percent rating.

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