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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2007 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 76%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 96%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 28%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
Brian Baird 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 24%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 12%
Melissa Bean 21%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 8%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 68%
Brian Bilbray 92%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 8%
Rick Boucher 8%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 4%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 12%
Nancy Boyda 28%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 84%
Jim Bunning 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Dan Burton 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 92%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 4%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 4%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 28%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 8%
Mike Castle 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
Ben Chandler III 8%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 64%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
Kent Conrad 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 16%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
Jerry Costello 16%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 29%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Artur Davis 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 38%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
Thomas Davis III 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 52%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 79%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 44%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 12%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 4%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 84%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 12%
Vern Ehlers 68%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 36%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 64%
John Ensign 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 8%
Terry Everett 83%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 4%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 44%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
Elton Gallegly 92%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 52%
Gabrielle Giffords 4%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
Bart Gordon 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%
Judd Gregg 72%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%

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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