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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2011 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 76%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 76%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 76%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 84%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 48%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 64%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 76%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 72%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 96%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 84%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 88%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 90%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 28%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 72%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 83%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 76%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 88%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 84%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 76%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 92%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 79%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 84%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 4%

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