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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2011 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ann Marie Buerkle 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
James DeMint 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
Ben Quayle 100%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 96%
Jeff Landry 96%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 96%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 96%
Cliff Stearns 96%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 96%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 96%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 95%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 92%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 92%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 92%
Connie Mack IV 92%
Don Manzullo 92%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 92%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 92%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
Joe Walsh 92%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 92%
Todd Akin 92%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 92%
Dan Burton 92%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
Jon Kyl 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 90%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 89%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 89%
Sandy Adams 88%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 88%
Chip Cravaack 88%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 88%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 88%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
Allen West 88%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 87%
Eric Cantor 87%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 87%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
Rick Berg 84%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 84%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 84%
Elton Gallegly 84%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 84%
Frank Guinta 84%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 5 James Lankford Republican 84%
Dan Lungren 84%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 84%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 84%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 84%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 84%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 83%
Sue Myrick 83%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 83%
John Sullivan 83%
Steve Austria 80%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
Francisco Canseco 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 80%
Geoff Davis 80%
David Dreier 80%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 80%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 80%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 80%
Denny Rehberg 80%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 80%
Jean Schmidt 80%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 79%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 79%
Kay Hutchison 79%
Ron Paul 78%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 77%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 76%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 76%

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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