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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2005 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 100%
George Allen 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Bob Beauprez 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%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
John Ensign 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
John Sullivan 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
Wayne Allard 96%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 96%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 96%
Eric Cantor 96%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 96%
Chris Chocola 96%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
Larry Craig 96%
Barbara Cubin 96%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 96%
James DeMint 96%
Elizabeth Dole 96%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
Terry Everett 96%
Tom Feeney 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 96%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
Ric Keller 96%
John Linder 96%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 96%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 96%
Sue Myrick 96%
Anne Northup 96%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 96%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 96%
Jim Ryun 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 96%
Mark Souder 96%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
Rodney Alexander 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Bob Bennett 92%
Henry Bonilla 92%
Jim Bunning 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
John Doolittle 92%
Thelma Drake 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 92%
William Frist 92%
Jim Gibbons 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 92%
Katherine Harris 92%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 92%
Robert Hayes 92%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 92%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
John Kuhl, Jr. 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
Dan Lungren 92%
Connie Mack IV 92%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 92%
James McCrery III 92%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 92%
James Nussle 92%
John Peterson 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 92%
Richard Pombo 92%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 92%
George Radanovich 92%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Richard Renzi 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
Rick Santorum 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 92%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
Mike Sodrel 92%
Charles Taylor 92%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
Craig Thomas 92%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 92%
Gerald Weller 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 91%
Trent Lott, Sr. 91%
Michael Oxley 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 88%
Kit Bond 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
Geoff Davis 88%
Thomas DeLay 88%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
Philip English 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Mark Green 88%
Melissa Hart 88%
Henry Hyde 88%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 88%
Ron Lewis 88%
Dick Lugar 88%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
Robert William Ney 88%
Thomas William Osborne 88%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 88%
Jean Schmidt 88%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
Cliff Stearns 88%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
John Warner 88%
David Weldon 88%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 88%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 87%
Bill Young 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Michael Bilirakis 84%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 84%
Jo Ann Davis 84%

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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