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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

1994 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 55%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 14%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Daniel Hamburg 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 65%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 90%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 67%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 19%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 95%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 4%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 81%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 76%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 5%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 5%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 30%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 24%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 76%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 19%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 24%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 86%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 14%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 5%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 76%
WI State Assembly 64 Peter Barca Democratic 14%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 24%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 95%
Michael Andrews 38%
Rob Andrews 26%
Thomas Andrews 0%
Douglas Applegate 40%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
Jim Bacchus 21%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
William Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 90%
James Barcia 43%
Thomas Barlow 40%
Bill Barrett 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Herbert Bateman 90%
Max Baucus 0%
Anthony Beilenson 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Helen Delich Bentley 89%
Douglas Bereuter 71%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 50%
James Bilbray 33%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
Lucien Blackwell 0%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Peter Blute 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 95%
David Edward Bonior 5%
David Boren 12%
Robert Borski, Jr. 29%
Rick Boucher 30%
Bill Bradley 4%
John Breaux 17%
Bill Brewster 60%
Jack Brooks 19%
Glen Browder 62%
George Brown, Jr. 10%
Hank Brown 92%
Richard Bryan 12%
John Bryant 5%
Dale Bumpers 4%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 92%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 40%
Leslie Byrne 19%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 25%
Bob Carr 14%
Mike Castle 67%
Jim Chapman 45%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 35%
William Clinger 95%
William Cohen 45%
Ronald Coleman 19%
Barbara-Rose Collins 0%
Cardiss Collins 6%
Michael Collins 95%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 38%
Kent Conrad 12%
Sam Coppersmith 24%
Jerry Costello 38%
Paul Coverdell 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 38%
Philip Crane 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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