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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 Don Young Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 24%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 12%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller 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 17 Mike Honda Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra 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 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 16%
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%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 44%
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. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
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 Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 96%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 84%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 36%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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 Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
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. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 44%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin 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. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 32%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 16%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
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%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 96%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
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 6 Howard Coble Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 48%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
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. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 96%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 4%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 8%
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 13 Charlie Rangel 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%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
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 Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 56%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 4%
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%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 16%

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.

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