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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2007 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Mark Pryor 12%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 16%
James Ramstad 56%
Ralph Regula 76%
Denny Rehberg 88%
Richard Renzi 72%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Thomas Reynolds 84%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 8%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 28%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 8%
Ken Salazar 8%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 54%
Jean Schmidt 92%
Allyson Schwartz 4%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 20%
Carol Shea-Porter 0%
Heath Shuler 44%
Ike Skelton 25%
Gordon Smith 48%
Olympia Snowe 28%
Vic Snyder 4%
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%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 21%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 72%
Lee Terry 88%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
Mark Udall 4%
George Voinovich 48%
James Walsh 54%
Zach Wamp 92%
John Warner 60%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 16%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 96%
Gerald Weller 87%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 21%
Heather Wilson 60%
Frank Wolf 68%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 72%

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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