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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2009 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 16%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Jason Altmire 20%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 16%
Steve Austria 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 4%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Brian Baird 12%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
John Barrow 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 16%
Mark Begich 12%
Bob Bennett 84%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 22%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 88%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 96%
Kit Bond 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 79%
Dan Boren 44%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 14%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 72%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Ginny Brown-Waite 84%
Jim Bunning 96%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 21%
Dave Camp 88%
John Campbell III 92%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 55%
Dennis Cardoza 8%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 20%
Mike Castle 56%
Saxby Chambliss 92%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Travis Childers 40%
Howard Coble 96%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 13%
Jerry Costello 12%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 20%
Geoff Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 29%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 12%
David Dreier 92%
Steve Driehaus 12%
Chet Edwards 16%
Vern Ehlers 76%
Brad Ellsworth 32%
Jo Ann Emerson 72%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 4%
Russ Feingold 24%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 96%
Jim Gerlach 76%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Phil Gingrey 96%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 16%
Judd Gregg 81%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 56%
Kay Hagan 16%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 92%
Debbie Halvorson 20%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 20%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 4%
Pete Hoekstra 96%
Thomas Holden 16%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 96%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 95%
Tim Johnson 80%
Timothy Johnson 8%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Ted Kaufman 4%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Mary Jo Kilroy 4%
Jack Kingston 96%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 8%
Suzanne Kosmas 20%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 28%
Dennis Kucinich 12%
Jon Kyl 92%
Mary Landrieu 16%
Tom Latham 80%
Steve LaTourette 68%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 88%
George LeMieux 86%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 24%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 68%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Dan Maffei 0%
Don Manzullo 96%
Betsy Markey 8%
Jim Marshall 32%
Eric Massa 20%
Jim Matheson 24%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 84%
Mike McIntyre 38%
Buck McKeon 96%
Michael McMahon 16%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 27%
Mike Michaud 8%
Gary Miller 90%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 44%
Harry Mitchell 40%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 4%
Scott Murphy 11%
Jack Murtha 4%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 44%
Glenn Nye III 32%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 12%
Bill Owens 14%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 91%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 18%
Tom Petri 92%
Todd Platts 76%
Earl Pomeroy 8%
Mark Pryor 8%
Adam Putnam 96%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 12%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Silvestre Reyes 4%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 12%
Mike Rogers 92%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 8%
Mark Schauer 8%

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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