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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2007 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 96%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 28%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 12%
Melissa Bean 21%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 8%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 8%
Judy Biggert 68%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
Kit Bond 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 8%
Rick Boucher 8%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 12%
Nancy Boyda 28%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 92%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 8%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 4%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 28%
Mike Castle 20%
Ben Chandler III 8%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 64%
Kent Conrad 12%
Jerry Costello 16%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 29%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 4%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 79%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 12%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 88%
Chet Edwards 12%
Vern Ehlers 68%
Brad Ellsworth 36%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Philip English 64%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 8%
Terry Everett 83%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 4%
Michael Ferguson 44%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Gabrielle Giffords 4%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 20%
Judd Gregg 72%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Robert Hayes 79%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 12%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 78%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 16%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 4%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 4%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Ric Keller 84%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 84%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
John Kuhl, Jr. 72%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 52%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 88%
Ron Lewis 96%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 96%
Connie Mack IV 88%
Tim Mahoney 16%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 61%
Melquiades Martinez 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 84%
James McCrery III 96%
John McHugh 60%
Michael McNulty 4%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 36%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 8%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 4%
Patrick Murphy 4%
Jack Murtha 8%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 32%
Jim Oberstar 13%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Ron Paul 77%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 87%
Todd Platts 64%
Earl Pomeroy 4%
Jon Porter, Sr. 64%
Deborah Pryce 65%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 56%
Ralph Regula 76%
Denny Rehberg 88%
Richard Renzi 72%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Thomas Reynolds 84%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Ross 28%
Steve Rothman 0%
Ken Salazar 8%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 54%
Jean Schmidt 92%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 20%
Heath Shuler 44%
Ike Skelton 25%
Gordon Smith 48%
Olympia Snowe 28%
Vic Snyder 4%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 92%
Zack Space 20%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 4%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 92%
Ted Stevens 64%
Bart Stupak 12%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 84%
Betty Sutton 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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