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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The New American

2013 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 58
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 56
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 55
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 55
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 55
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 15
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 70
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 60
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 60
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 50
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 65
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 71
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 40
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 75
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 80
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 65
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 15
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 65
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 35
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 26
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 10
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 55
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 15
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 50
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 44
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 35
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 35
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 40
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 44
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 50
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 10
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 37
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 35
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 32
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 42
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 15
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 42
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 68
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 60
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 65
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 30
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 15
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 44
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 63
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 44
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 39
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 70
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 65
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 75
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 37
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 5
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 30
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 21
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 25
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 5
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 5
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 5
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 75
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 85
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 85
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 60
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 26
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 70
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 65
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 70
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 35
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 25
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 30
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 32
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 37
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 44
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 70
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 25
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 65
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 60
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 68
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 15
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 80
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 5
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 30
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 40
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 25
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 70
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 95
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 89
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 15
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 44
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 27
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 15
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 26
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 21
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 50
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 45
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 37
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 15
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 21
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 65
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 75
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 63
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 50
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 18
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 20
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 50
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 55
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 69
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 55
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 65
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 37
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 65
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 85
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 60
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 70
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 95
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 60
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 45
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 100
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 65
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 65
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 75
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 37
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 24
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 42
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 32
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 32
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 39
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 35
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 26
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 5
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 30
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 70
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 42
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 21
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 35
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 16
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 40
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 30
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 70
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 95
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 40
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 55
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 60
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 40
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 21
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 55
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 40
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 40
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 45
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 35
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 5
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 65
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 30
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 63

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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