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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

1993 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Daniel Hamburg 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 79%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 61%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 4%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 91%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 83%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 84%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 6%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 96%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 24%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 26%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 92%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 9%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 96%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 21%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 4%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 17%
WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 83%
WI State Assembly 64 Peter Barca Democratic 19%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 12%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 30%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 4%
Wayne Allard 96%
Michael Andrews 25%
Rob Andrews 25%
Thomas Andrews 4%
Douglas Applegate 33%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
Jim Bacchus 25%
Henry Scott Baesler 39%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 96%
Cass Ballenger 87%
James Barcia 42%
Thomas Barlow 29%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Herbert Bateman 92%
Max Baucus 16%
Anthony Beilenson 8%
Bob Bennett 88%
Helen Delich Bentley 88%
Douglas Bereuter 88%
Howard Berman 5%
Tom Bevill 38%
James Bilbray 21%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Lucien Blackwell 4%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
Kit Bond 80%
Henry Bonilla 96%
David Edward Bonior 9%
David Boren 33%
Robert Borski, Jr. 13%
Rick Boucher 13%
Bill Bradley 13%
John Breaux 24%
Bill Brewster 63%
Jack Brooks 17%
Glen Browder 52%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 92%
Richard Bryan 29%
John Bryant 4%
Dale Bumpers 8%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 96%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 24%
Leslie Byrne 8%
Herbert Callahan 96%
Ben Campbell 12%
Bob Carr 21%
Mike Castle 75%
John Chafee 52%
Jim Chapman 25%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 29%
William Clinger 80%
William Cohen 76%
Ronald Coleman 21%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 96%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 24%
Sam Coppersmith 29%
Jerry Costello 29%
Paul Coverdell 92%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 4%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 38%
Philip Crane 96%
Randall Cunningham 100%

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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