Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2007 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
David Davis 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
James DeMint 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Thelma Drake 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 100%
John Linder 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
George Radanovich 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
William Sali 100%
John Shadegg 100%
John Sullivan 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 100%
Wayne Allard 96%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 96%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Dan Burton 96%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 96%
Chris Cannon 96%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 96%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 96%
Geoff Davis 96%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 96%
Tom Feeney 96%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 96%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 96%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 96%
Ron Lewis 96%
Dan Lungren 96%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 96%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 96%
James McCrery III 96%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 96%
Sue Myrick 96%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 96%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 96%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 96%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 96%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 96%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 96%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 96%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 96%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 96%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 96%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 96%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 96%
David Weldon 96%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 96%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 95%
Rodney Alexander 92%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 92%
Brian Bilbray 92%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 92%
Jim Bunning 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 92%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 92%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 92%
Elton Gallegly 92%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 92%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 92%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 92%
Jean Schmidt 92%
Mark Souder 92%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Zach Wamp 92%
John Ensign 91%
Steve Buyer 90%
Larry Craig 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
David Dreier 88%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 88%
Jerry Lewis 88%
Connie Mack IV 88%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
John Peterson 88%
Denny Rehberg 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 88%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 87%
Gerald Weller 87%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 84%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 84%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 84%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 84%
Ric Keller 84%
Joseph Knollenberg 84%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 84%
Thaddeus McCotter 84%
Thomas Reynolds 84%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 84%
John Sununu 84%
Kit Bond 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 83%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 83%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 83%
Terry Everett 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 83%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 82%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 80%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Melquiades Martinez 80%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 80%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 80%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 79%
Robert Hayes 79%
David Lee Hobson 78%
Ron Paul 77%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 76%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 76%
Ralph Regula 76%
Bob Bennett 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Judd Gregg 72%
John Kuhl, Jr. 72%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 72%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 72%
Richard Renzi 72%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 72%
Gene Taylor 72%
Bill Young 72%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Judy Biggert 68%
Vern Ehlers 68%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 68%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 68%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 68%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 68%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
Deborah Pryce 65%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 65%
Norm Coleman 64%
Philip English 64%
Todd Platts 64%
Jon Porter, Sr. 64%
Ted Stevens 64%
Jim Marshall 61%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Tim Johnson 60%
Dick Lugar 60%
John McHugh 60%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 60%
John Warner 60%
Heather Wilson 60%
Dan Boren 57%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 56%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 56%
James Ramstad 56%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 56%
Jim Saxton 54%
James Walsh 54%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 52%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 52%
Ray LaHood 52%
Steve LaTourette 52%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 48%
Gordon Smith 48%
George Voinovich 48%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 44%
Michael Ferguson 44%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 44%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 44%
Heath Shuler 44%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 44%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
Lincoln Davis 38%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 36%
Brad Ellsworth 36%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 36%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 36%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
Ben Nelson 32%
Robert Cramer 29%
Jason Altmire 28%
Nancy Boyda 28%
Christopher Carney 28%
Mike Ross 28%
Olympia Snowe 28%
Ike Skelton 25%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 24%
Melissa Bean 21%
John Tanner 21%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 21%
Max Baucus 20%
Mike Castle 20%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 20%
Bart Gordon 20%
Baron Hill 20%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 20%
Christopher Shays 20%
Zack Space 20%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Alan Mollohan 17%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 16%
Jerry Costello 16%
Thomas Holden 16%
Tim Mahoney 16%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 16%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 16%
Jim Webb, Jr. 16%
Jim Oberstar 13%
Evan Bayh 12%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 12%
Kent Conrad 12%
Byron Dorgan 12%
Chet Edwards 12%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 12%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 12%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 12%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 12%
Bart Stupak 12%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Shelley Berkley 8%
Marion Berry 8%
Leonard Boswell 8%
Rick Boucher 8%
Robert Byrd 8%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 8%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 8%
Ben Chandler III 8%
Bob Etheridge 8%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 8%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 8%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 8%
Joe Lieberman 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 8%
Harry Mitchell 8%
Jack Murtha 8%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 8%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 8%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 8%
Ken Salazar 8%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 8%
NA President Barack Obama II D 7%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 4%
Howard Berman 4%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 4%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 4%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 4%
Dennis Cardoza 4%
Russ Carnahan 4%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 4%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 4%
Artur Davis 4%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 4%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 4%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 4%
Russ Feingold 4%
Gabrielle Giffords 4%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 4%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 4%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 4%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 4%
William Jefferson 4%
Steve Kagen 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 4%
Dale Kildee 4%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 4%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 4%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 4%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 4%
Michael McNulty 4%
Dennis Moore 4%
Patrick Murphy 4%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 4%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 4%
Earl Pomeroy 4%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 4%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 4%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 4%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 4%
Vic Snyder 4%
John Spratt, Jr. 4%
Pete Stark 4%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 4%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 4%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 4%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
Brad Miller 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Betty Sutton 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
Ed Towns 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%

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