For years I have said what is lacking in Tennessee politics was a conservative group who would actually rate legislators on how conservative the actually voted.
I have yet to see a campaign were the opponent who needed to go didn't make the claim to be conservative. I always knew different, but people seldom trust people who are working on campaigns to sing the praises of their opponent. Someone independent needed to do it.
Tennessee right to life has done a good job on life issues. The NRA has kept track on gun issues (although some people see their scoring system as slanted). Now, Focus on the Family has put out a rating of running legislators on how they voted for pro family legislative issues (Some real low scores are in there by the way).
Now, the only thing we are missing is a rating of legislators on how they vote on tax and spending issues. I had always hoped a fiscally conservative group would step up and start scoring these issues but as yet, it has not happened.