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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2005 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 96%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 32%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Charlie Bass 58%
Max Baucus 24%
Evan Bayh 20%
Melissa Bean 12%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 92%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 52%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 84%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Kit Bond 88%
Henry Bonilla 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 71%
Dan Boren 64%
Leonard Boswell 32%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 20%
Chris Cannon 100%
Dennis Cardoza 44%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 12%
Mike Castle 28%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Chris Chocola 96%
Hillary Clinton 12%
Norm Coleman 64%
Kent Conrad 21%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 96%
Robert Cramer 54%
Barbara Cubin 96%
Artur Davis 28%
Geoff Davis 88%
James Davis 4%
Jo Ann Davis 84%
Lincoln Davis 64%
Thomas Davis III 57%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 88%
James DeMint 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 87%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 8%
Elizabeth Dole 96%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 91%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 17%
Thelma Drake 92%
David Dreier 84%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 64%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
Philip English 88%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 16%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 96%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 13%
Michael Ferguson 76%
Bob Filner 4%
Mark Foley 63%
Harold Ford, Jr. 21%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 84%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 92%
Elton Gallegly 80%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 82%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 40%
Mark Green 88%
Judd Gregg 72%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Jane Harman 5%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 88%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 84%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 83%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 40%
Darlene Hooley 13%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Henry Hyde 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 29%
James Merrill Jeffords 8%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Tim Johnson 52%
Paul Kanjorski 24%
Ric Keller 96%
Sue Kelly 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 84%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Joseph Knollenberg 84%
Herb Kohl 13%
James Kolbe 71%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 92%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 65%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 71%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 76%
Ron Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 16%
John Linder 96%
Trent Lott, Sr. 91%
Dick Lugar 88%
Dan Lungren 92%
Connie Mack IV 92%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 46%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 80%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 4%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 9%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 61%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Dennis Moore 16%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 60%
Robert William Ney 88%
Anne Northup 96%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 20%
Dave Obey 16%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Thomas William Osborne 88%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 91%
Ron Paul 76%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
Todd Platts 67%
Richard Pombo 92%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
Jon Porter, Sr. 84%
Deborah Pryce 83%
George Radanovich 92%
James Ramstad 46%
Ralph Regula 76%
Denny Rehberg 92%

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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