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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
Ben Quayle 100%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 99%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 99%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 99%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 99%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 99%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 99%
James DeMint 99%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
Ann Marie Buerkle 98%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 98%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 98%
Duncan Hunter 98%
Jeff Landry 98%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 98%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 98%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 98%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 98%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 98%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 98%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 98%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 98%
Todd Akin 97%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 97%
Dan Burton 97%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 97%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 97%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 97%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 97%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 97%
Jon Kyl 97%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 97%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 97%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
Eric Cantor 96%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 96%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 96%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
Don Manzullo 96%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
Cliff Stearns 95%
John Sullivan 95%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 95%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 94%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 94%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 94%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 94%
Connie Mack IV 94%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 94%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 94%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 93%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 93%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 91%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 91%
Dan Lungren 91%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 91%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 91%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 91%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 91%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 91%
David Dreier 91%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
Sandy Adams 90%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 90%
Joe Walsh 90%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
Jean Schmidt 90%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 89%
Denny Rehberg 89%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
Geoff Davis 89%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 89%
Elton Gallegly 89%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 88%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
Kay Hutchison 88%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 88%
Bill Young 88%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 88%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 87%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 87%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 87%
Steve Austria 87%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 87%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 87%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 86%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 86%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 86%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 86%
Frank Guinta 86%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 86%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 86%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 85%

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.

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