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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2006 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
James DeMint 100%
John Ensign 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
Jim Bunning 96%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
Elizabeth Dole 96%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
Tom Feeney 96%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
John Linder 96%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 96%
Marilyn Musgrave 96%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Craig Thomas 96%
Brian Bilbray 94%
Todd Akin 92%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Eric Cantor 92%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 92%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
Jon Kyl 92%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 92%
Sue Myrick 92%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 92%
John Sullivan 92%
Tom Tancredo 92%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 92%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Don Manzullo 91%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
Chris Cannon 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
Wayne Allard 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
Ginny Brown-Waite 88%
Dan Burton 88%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 88%
Larry Craig 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 88%
Thelma Drake 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
Terry Everett 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 88%
J. Dennis Hastert 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
Robert Hayes 88%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Ric Keller 88%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 88%
James McCrery III 88%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 88%
John Peterson 88%
George Radanovich 88%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
Jean Schmidt 88%
Mark Souder 88%
John Sununu 88%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
David Weldon 88%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 87%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
Thomas Reynolds 87%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Henry Brown, Jr. 84%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
Geoff Davis 84%
John Doolittle 84%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 84%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Paul Gillmor 84%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 84%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 84%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 84%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 84%
Ron Lewis 84%
Dan Lungren 84%
Connie Mack IV 84%
Melquiades Martinez 84%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 84%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 84%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 84%
Richard Renzi 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
Todd Tiahrt 84%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 84%
Bill Young 84%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 83%
Steve Buyer 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
John Kuhl, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
Denny Rehberg 83%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Kit Bond 80%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 80%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Philip English 80%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
Ray LaHood 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
Gerald Weller 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 76%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 76%
David Lee Hobson 76%
Tim Johnson 76%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 76%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 76%
Ron Paul 76%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 76%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
John McHugh 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
Bob Bennett 72%
Dan Boren 72%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 72%
David Dreier 72%
Jo Ann Emerson 72%
Judd Gregg 72%

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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