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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2006 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 71%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 4%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 63%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 32%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 24%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 4%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 72%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 92%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 16%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 84%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 92%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 76%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
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 4%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 4%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 28%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 72%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 16%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 12%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 87%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 96%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 56%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 21%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 4%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 12%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 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%

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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