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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2007 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 4%
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%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 24%
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%
Tim Bishop 0%
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%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 92%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 8%
Dave Camp 96%
John Campbell III 92%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 4%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Christopher Carney 28%
Mike Castle 20%
Saxby Chambliss 92%
Ben Chandler III 8%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 100%
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%
John Dingell 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%
Jim Gerlach 52%
Gabrielle Giffords 4%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 20%
Judd Gregg 72%
Charles Hagel 79%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 96%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 8%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
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%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 4%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Ric Keller 84%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 96%
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%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Tom Latham 84%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 4%
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%
Jim Matheson 36%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 84%
James McCrery III 96%
John McHugh 60%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 96%
Michael McNulty 4%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 36%
Mike Michaud 0%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 8%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 4%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
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%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 77%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 88%
Tom Petri 72%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 87%
Todd Platts 64%
Earl Pomeroy 4%
Jon Porter, Sr. 64%
Deborah Pryce 65%

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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