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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2013 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 38%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 13%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 92%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 72%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 72%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 52%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 23%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 72%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 12%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 4%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 61%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 54%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 92%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 4%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 16%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 46%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 76%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 84%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 46%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 52%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 8%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 83%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 16%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 68%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 96%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 82%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 84%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 96%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 80%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 96%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 8%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 65%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 76%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 79%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 17%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 64%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 92%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 20%

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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