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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2006 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%

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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