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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2012 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 4%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 71%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 94%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 91%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 2%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 57%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 14%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 2%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 91%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 1%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 77%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 86%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 25%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 66%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 70%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 21%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 96%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 96%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Sandy Adams 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 6%
Todd Akin 97%
Rodney Alexander 78%
Jason Altmire 24%
Rob Andrews 14%
Steve Austria 87%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 67%
Max Baucus 14%
Rick Berg 84%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 5%
Judy Biggert 68%
Brian Bilbray 77%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
Dan Boren 51%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Scott Brown 53%
Ann Marie Buerkle 98%
Dan Burton 97%
Francisco Canseco 84%
Eric Cantor 96%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Russ Carnahan 3%
Julia Carson 2%
Ben Chandler III 25%
Hansen Clarke 4%
Kent Conrad 18%
Jerry Costello 31%
Chip Cravaack 80%
Mark Critz 27%
Geoff Davis 89%
James DeMint 99%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Norm Dicks 9%
Robert Dold 40%
David Dreier 91%
Jo Ann Emerson 78%
John Estrada 5%
Bob Filner 4%
Barney Frank 4%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Henry Gonzalez 7%
Frank Guinta 86%
Nan Hayworth 64%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
Kathy Hochul 32%
Thomas Holden 37%
Duncan Hunter 98%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Daniel Inouye 6%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 3%
Tim Johnson 67%
Dale Kildee 11%
Larry Kissell 23%
Herb Kohl 12%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 97%
Jeff Landry 98%
Steve LaTourette 67%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Jerry Lewis 82%
Joe Lieberman 15%
Dick Lugar 77%
Dan Lungren 91%
Connie Mack IV 94%
Don Manzullo 96%
Robert Matsui 1%
Thaddeus McCotter 82%
Brad Miller 4%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 43%
John Olver 2%
Ron Paul 83%
Todd Platts 72%
Ben Quayle 100%
Denny Rehberg 89%
Silvestre Reyes 20%
Laura Richardson 2%
David Rivera 72%
Mike Ross 36%
Steve Rothman 7%
Bobby Schilling 76%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Heath Shuler 31%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 95%
John Sullivan 95%
Betty Sutton 2%
Ed Towns 4%
Bob Turner 79%
Joe Walsh 90%
Mel Watt 3%
Jim Webb, Jr. 17%
Allen West 84%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
Bill Young 88%

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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