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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2005 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 83%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 88%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 38%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 96%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 96%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 96%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 92%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 96%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 16%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 56%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 76%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 84%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 8%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 9%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 96%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 24%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 52%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 16%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 64%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 12%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 96%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 76%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 96%
George Allen 100%

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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