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Rating Group: The New American

2011 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 16%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 86%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 74%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 45%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 65%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 70%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 70%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 50%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 63%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 70%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 25%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 65%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 26%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 15%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 90%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 77%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 83%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 58%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 65%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 72%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 70%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OK U.S. House 5 James Lankford Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 35%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 65%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 15%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 60%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 80%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 21%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 89%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 40%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 21%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 65%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 70%

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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