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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2004 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
John Linder 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
George Radanovich 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
Wayne Allard 96%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
Kit Bond 96%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 96%
Ginny Brown-Waite 96%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 96%
Steve Buyer 96%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 96%
Chris Chocola 96%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
Larry Craig 96%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 96%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
Elton Gallegly 96%
Jim Gibbons 96%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 96%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 96%
Pete Hoekstra 96%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 96%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 96%
Trent Lott, Sr. 96%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 96%
James McCrery III 96%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 96%
Michael Oxley 96%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 96%
Denny Rehberg 96%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
Jim Ryun 96%
Rick Santorum 96%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 96%
Cliff Stearns 96%
James Talent 96%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 96%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 95%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 95%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 92%
George Allen 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Bob Beauprez 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Henry Bonilla 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
Randall Cunningham 92%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
John Doolittle 92%
John Ensign 92%
Terry Everett 92%
William Frist 92%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Mark Kennedy 92%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 92%
Robert William Ney 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
Thomas Reynolds 92%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
Ted Stevens 92%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 91%
Kenny Hulshof 91%
William Lewis Jenkins 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
David Weldon 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
Bob Bennett 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
Jo Ann Davis 88%
David Dreier 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
Mark Green 88%
Judd Gregg 88%
Robert Hayes 88%
David Lee Hobson 88%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
Jerry Lewis 88%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
Ralph Regula 88%
Richard Renzi 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
Donald Sherwood 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
Mark Souder 88%
Charles Taylor 88%
William Thomas 88%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 87%
Duncan Hunter 87%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 87%
Bill Young 87%
Norm Coleman 84%
Paul Gillmor 84%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 84%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Joseph Knollenberg 84%
Ron Lewis 84%
Dick Lugar 84%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 84%
Thomas William Osborne 84%
Todd Platts 84%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 84%
Gerald Weller 84%
Heather Wilson 84%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 83%
Anne Northup 83%
John Peterson 83%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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