South Carolina's four freshmen congressmen scored well among their peers swept into office in 2010's Tea Party election, according to a report Tuesday from the Club for Growth.
The organization said promises of fiscal responsibility from most of the 87 freshmen across the country "have proven to be empty." The freshmen received an average score of 71 percent, compared to a 69 percent rating among veterans.
But South Carolina's Mick Mulvavey, Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott bucked the trend, scoring very well in the survey.
Scott, the only Republican freshman in a leadership position, scored a 92.
And the other three S.C. freshmen congressmen were among the top 10 in the country, according to the Club for Growth: Mulvaney (99), Duncan (97) and Gowdy (97).