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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2010 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 99%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 15%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 1%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 13%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 98%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 94%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 97%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 9%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 2%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 65%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 97%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 73%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 6%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 2%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 89%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 86%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 94%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 98%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 99%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 89%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 97%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 16%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 94%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 6%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 2%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 6%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 7%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 12%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 2%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 59%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 14%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 2%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 1%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 89%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 33%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 71%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 99%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 100%
Gary Ackerman 4%
John Adler 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 98%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Jason Altmire 23%
Rob Andrews 15%
Michael Arcuri 8%
Steve Austria 94%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Brian Baird 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 97%
John Barrow 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Max Baucus 14%
Evan Bayh 24%
Melissa Bean 22%
Mark Begich 8%
Bob Bennett 84%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 35%
Judy Biggert 71%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Tim Bishop 3%
John Boccieri 6%
Kit Bond 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 91%
Mary Bono Mack 74%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Rick Boucher 16%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 32%
Bruce Braley 1%
Bobby Bright 65%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Scott Brown 74%
Ginny Brown-Waite 85%
Jim Bunning 95%
Dan Burton 97%
Steve Buyer 91%
Dave Camp 89%
John Campbell III 92%
Eric Cantor 97%
Joseph Cao 42%
Dennis Cardoza 22%
Russ Carnahan 3%
Christopher Carney 20%
Mike Castle 52%
Saxby Chambliss 93%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Travis Childers 39%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 98%
Kent Conrad 19%
Jerry Costello 31%
Mark Critz 36%
Kathy Dahlkemper 15%
Artur Davis 21%
Geoff Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 46%
Bill Delahunt 4%
James DeMint 99%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
Norm Dicks 9%
John Dingell 11%
Charles Djou 38%
Chris Dodd 7%
Byron Dorgan 16%
David Dreier 91%
Steve Driehaus 10%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 69%
Brad Ellsworth 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 81%
John Ensign 94%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Russ Feingold 13%
Bob Filner 4%
Barney Frank 4%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Jim Gerlach 63%
Gabrielle Giffords 14%
Phil Gingrey 96%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Bart Gordon 27%
Judd Gregg 78%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 76%
Kay Hagan 10%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 84%
Debbie Halvorson 14%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 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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