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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2013 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 63%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 8%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 94%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 7%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 19%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 91%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 75%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 79%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 75%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 32%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 24%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 99%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 99%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 3%
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 6%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 2%
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 77%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 4%
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 41 Mark Takano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 94%
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 5%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 87%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 98%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 15%
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 3%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 2%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 99%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 71%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 2%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 99%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 34%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 98%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 5%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 7%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 16%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 1%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 83%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 97%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 57%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 84%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 75%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 89%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 32%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 68%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 99%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 93%
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 5%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 93%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 91%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 88%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 96%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 99%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 82%

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.

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