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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 65%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 5%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 4%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 76%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 78%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 76%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 18%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 99%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 83%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 88%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 88%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 99%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 2%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 1%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 98%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 72%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 99%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 2%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 1%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 8%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 85%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 97%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 74%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 81%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 58%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 98%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 86%
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 35%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 99%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 94%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 94%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 1%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 98%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 7%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 91%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 99%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 21%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 2%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 2%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 97%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 6%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 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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