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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2009 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
James DeMint 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
John Linder 100%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
George Radanovich 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
Jean Schmidt 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
John Sullivan 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 96%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
Jim Bunning 96%
Dan Burton 96%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 96%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 96%
Elton Gallegly 96%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 96%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 96%
Pete Hoekstra 96%
Kay Hutchison 96%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 96%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 96%
Don Manzullo 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 96%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 96%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 96%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 96%
Sue Myrick 96%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 96%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 96%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 96%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 96%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 96%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
Zach Wamp 96%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 96%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
Geoff Davis 92%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 92%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 92%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 92%
Jon Kyl 92%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 92%
Denny Rehberg 92%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 92%
Bill Young 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 91%
Ron Paul 91%
Mark Souder 91%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 90%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Steve Austria 88%
Brian Bilbray 88%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 88%
Steve Buyer 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 88%
Chris Lee 88%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
George LeMieux 86%
Bob Bennett 84%
Ginny Brown-Waite 84%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Thaddeus McCotter 84%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 83%
Judd Gregg 81%
Judy Biggert 80%
Tim Johnson 80%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 80%
Mary Bono Mack 79%
Kit Bond 76%
Vern Ehlers 76%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 76%
Todd Platts 76%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
Bobby Bright 72%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 72%
Jo Ann Emerson 72%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 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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