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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The New American

2011 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 26%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 80%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 72%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 70%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 47%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 11%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 84%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 26%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 30%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 80%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 35%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 70%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 70%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 85%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Sandy Adams 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Jason Altmire 35%
Thomas Andrews 11%
Steve Austria 70%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Charlie Bass 58%
Max Baucus 30%
Rick Berg 75%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Hank Brown 35%
Ann Marie Buerkle 80%
Dan Burton 85%
Francisco Canseco 75%
Eric Cantor 65%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
Russ Carnahan 15%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Hansen Clarke 25%
Kent Conrad 15%
Jerry Costello 50%
Chip Cravaack 75%
Mark Critz 40%
Artur Davis 15%
Geoff Davis 80%
James DeMint 80%
Norm Dicks 0%
Robert Dold 55%
David Dreier 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Bob Filner 11%
Barney Frank 20%
Elton Gallegly 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 21%
Frank Guinta 85%
Nan Hayworth 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 19%
Kathy Hochul 9%
Thomas Holden 35%
Kay Hutchison 55%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
Tim Johnson 95%
Dale Kildee 10%
Larry Kissell 20%
Herb Kohl 20%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Jon Kyl 60%
Jeff Landry 90%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
Jerry Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Dick Lugar 55%
Dan Lungren 65%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 89%
Thaddeus McCotter 79%
Brad Miller 10%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 35%
John Olver 12%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 21%
Todd Platts 70%
Ben Quayle 79%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
Laura Richardson 30%
David Rivera 70%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 0%
Bobby Schilling 75%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Heath Shuler 28%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 90%
John Sullivan 84%
Betty Sutton 15%
Ed Towns 26%
Bob Turner 67%
Joe Walsh 89%
Mel Watt 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 21%
Allen West 85%
Lynn Woolsey 30%
Bill Young 72%

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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