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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. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby 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 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 91%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 76%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 76%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 78%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 83%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul 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 8 Trent Franks Republican 99%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
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 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 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
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 32 Grace Napolitano 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 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 3%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 6%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 88%
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 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 99%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 2%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 1%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster 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 22 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%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 2%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 97%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 35%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 98%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 94%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
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%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 98%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 7%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 98%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 3%
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 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 2%
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 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 3%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 2%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 97%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 7%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 87%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 3%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 1%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 43%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 16%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 9%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 88%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 84%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 14%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 99%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 98%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 98%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 97%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 98%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 64%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 94%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 4%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 4%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 93%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 3%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 87%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 3%

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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