Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2006 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 71%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 72%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 74%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 92%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 84%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 84%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 65%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 4%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 8%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 4%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 4%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 56%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 4%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 4%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 84%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 4%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 12%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 4%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 4%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 4%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 96%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 80%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 4%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 12%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 80%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 8%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 4%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 4%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 20%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 40%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 92%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 84%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 20%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 4%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 64%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 63%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 84%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 96%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 64%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 92%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 4%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 92%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 32%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 80%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 54%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 9%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 33%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 4%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 83%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 4%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 84%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 87%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 84%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 76%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 92%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 80%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 4%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 4%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 20%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 24%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 4%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 8%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 4%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 48%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 16%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 84%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 4%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 88%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 4%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 72%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 16%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 8%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 88%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 30%
NA President Barack Obama II D 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 12%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 16%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 79%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 4%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 96%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 92%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 84%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 68%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 68%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 4%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 12%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 4%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 12%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 4%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 76%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 12%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 4%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 4%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 8%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 4%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 4%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 4%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 9%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 96%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 88%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 21%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 80%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 84%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 28%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 88%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 84%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 28%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 16%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 84%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 12%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 72%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 86%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 80%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 4%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 16%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 83%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 91%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 12%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 72%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 40%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 96%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 96%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 96%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 84%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 90%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 88%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 88%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 88%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 20%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 83%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 88%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 76%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 88%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 36%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 16%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 84%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 92%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 83%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 68%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 16%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 88%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 96%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 84%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 87%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 92%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 92%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 4%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 12%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 20%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 96%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 56%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 12%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 92%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 4%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 83%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 80%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 96%
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 92%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 88%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Spencer Bachus 88%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
John Barrow 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Max Baucus 8%
Evan Bayh 16%
Melissa Bean 48%
Bob Bennett 72%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 56%
Judy Biggert 64%
Brian Bilbray 94%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Tim Bishop 16%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 68%
Dan Boren 72%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 36%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 63%
Henry Brown, Jr. 84%
Ginny Brown-Waite 88%
Jim Bunning 96%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 83%
Robert Byrd 21%
Dave Camp 84%
John Campbell III 88%
Chris Cannon 90%
Eric Cantor 92%
Dennis Cardoza 46%
Russ Carnahan 12%
Julia Carson 4%
Mike Castle 52%
Saxby Chambliss 96%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Hillary Clinton 8%
Howard Coble 92%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 68%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 48%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 68%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Artur Davis 44%
Geoff Davis 84%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 56%
Bill Delahunt 12%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 8%
John Dingell 13%
Chris Dodd 8%
Elizabeth Dole 96%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
John Doolittle 84%
Byron Dorgan 12%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 72%
Chet Edwards 68%
Vern Ehlers 68%
Jo Ann Emerson 72%
Philip English 80%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 44%
Terry Everett 88%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 8%
Michael Ferguson 64%
Bob Filner 12%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 12%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Jim Gerlach 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 84%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 16%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 60%
Judd Gregg 72%
Charles Hagel 75%
Ralph Hall 84%
Tom Harkin 8%
Jane Harman 12%
J. Dennis Hastert 88%
Doc Hastings 88%
Robert Hayes 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
David Lee Hobson 76%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 64%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Darlene Hooley 24%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 84%
Daniel Inouye 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 4%
William Jefferson 35%
Tim Johnson 76%
Timothy Johnson 12%
Paul Kanjorski 29%
Ric Keller 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Jack Kingston 92%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 16%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
John Kuhl, Jr. 83%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 80%
Mary Landrieu 24%
Tom Lantos 9%
Tom Latham 84%
Steve LaTourette 72%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 8%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Ron Lewis 84%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 8%
John Linder 96%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Dick Lugar 64%
Dan Lungren 84%
Connie Mack IV 84%
Don Manzullo 91%
Jim Marshall 72%
Melquiades Martinez 84%
Jim Matheson 64%
Carolyn McCarthy 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
James McCrery III 88%
John McHugh 75%
Mike McIntyre 64%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McNulty 20%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 8%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 76%
Mike Michaud 12%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 8%
Gary Miller 88%
George Miller 4%
Brad Miller 17%
Alan Mollohan 46%
Dennis Moore 23%
Jim Moran, Jr. 16%
Jack Murtha 28%
Marilyn Musgrave 96%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 64%
Jim Oberstar 22%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 4%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Ed Pastor 8%
Ron Paul 76%
Donald Payne 4%
John Peterson 88%
Tom Petri 76%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 84%
Todd Platts 72%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
Jon Porter, Sr. 80%
Deborah Pryce 72%
Mark Pryor 20%
George Radanovich 88%
Nick Rahall II 48%
James Ramstad 68%
Ralph Regula 71%
Denny Rehberg 83%
Richard Renzi 84%
Silvestre Reyes 36%
Thomas Reynolds 87%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Mike Rogers 88%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 8%
Ken Salazar 17%
Jim Saxton 68%
Jean Schmidt 88%
Allyson Schwartz 16%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 36%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 72%
Olympia Snowe 36%
Vic Snyder 17%
Mark Souder 88%
Arlen Specter 43%
John Spratt, Jr. 44%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Ted Stevens 64%
Bart Stupak 28%
John Sullivan 92%
John Sununu 88%
Tom Tancredo 92%
John Tanner 58%
Ellen Tauscher 12%
Gene Taylor 68%
Lee Terry 92%
Craig Thomas 96%
Todd Tiahrt 84%
John Tierney 8%
Ed Towns 8%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 4%
Mark Udall 16%
George Voinovich 56%
James Walsh 63%
Zach Wamp 88%
John Warner 64%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 4%
Henry Waxman 4%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 88%
Gerald Weller 80%
Robert Wexler 8%
Heather Wilson 67%
Frank Wolf 64%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 12%
Albert Wynn 20%
Bill Young 84%

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