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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2005 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 12%
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%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 40%
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%
Tim Bishop 0%
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%
Dave Camp 83%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 96%
Dennis Cardoza 44%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 12%
Mike Castle 28%
Lincoln Chafee 12%
Saxby Chambliss 96%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Chris Chocola 96%
Hillary Clinton 12%
Howard Coble 84%
Thomas Coburn 100%
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%
John Dingell 12%
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 Gerlach 56%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 82%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 40%
Mark Green 88%
Judd Gregg 72%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Charles Hagel 96%
Ralph Hall 92%
Tom Harkin 4%
Jane Harman 5%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 88%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 92%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
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%
Timothy Johnson 13%
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%
Jack Kingston 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 84%
Herb Kohl 13%
James Kolbe 71%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 92%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 65%
Mary Landrieu 44%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 84%
Steve LaTourette 71%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 33%
Carl Levin 17%
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%
Jim Matheson 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 80%
Mike McIntyre 48%
Buck McKeon 84%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 4%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 9%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 61%
Mike Michaud 16%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 96%
George Miller 0%

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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