Rating Group: ConservAmerica

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Sherwood Boehlert 108
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 100
Jim Saxton 100
Mike Castle 96
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 96
Nancy Johnson 92
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 92
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 87
Wayne Gilchrest 87
Tim Johnson 87
James Leach 87
James Ramstad 87
Christopher Shays 87
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 83
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 75
Thomas Davis III 71
Vern Ehlers 71
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 71
Olympia Snowe 70
Roscoe Bartlett 67
Charlie Bass 67
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 63
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 62
Todd Platts 62
Robert Ruhl Simmons 62
Bob Inglis, Sr. 58
John Schwarz 54
W. Curtis Weldon 54
Judy Biggert 50
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50
Norm Coleman 47
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 47
Michael Ferguson 46
Ray LaHood 46
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 46
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 42
Gordon Smith 40
John Sununu 37
James Walsh 37
Mark Foley 33
Judd Gregg 33
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 29
Sue Kelly 29
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 29
Dick Lugar 27
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
Mark Green 25
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 25
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25
John Sweeney 25
Zach Wamp 25
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 21
Mark Kennedy 21
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20
Arlen Specter 20
Michael Bilirakis 17
Mary Bono Mack 17
Philip English 17
Tom Feeney 17
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 17
Gilbert Gutknecht 17
Katherine Harris 17
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17
James Kolbe 17
Steve LaTourette 17
Thaddeus McCotter 17
Ron Paul 17
Thomas Reynolds 17
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17
Cliff Stearns 17
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 17
John Warner 17
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 13
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 13
James DeMint 13
John Ensign 13
Jon Kyl 13
Melquiades Martinez 13
Joel Hefley 12
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 12
Bill Young 12
Wayne Allard 10
Craig Thomas 10
J. Gresham Barrett 8
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 8
Ginny Brown-Waite 8
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 8
Eric Cantor 8
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 8
Chris Chocola 8
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 8
Geoff Davis 8
Jo Ann Davis 8
Thomas DeLay 8
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 8
David Dreier 8
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 8
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 8
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 8
Paul Gillmor 8
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 8
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 8
David Lee Hobson 8
Pete Hoekstra 8
Henry Hyde 8
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 8
Ric Keller 8
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 8
Joseph Knollenberg 8
John Kuhl, Jr. 8
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 8
Jerry Lewis 8
John Linder 8
Connie Mack IV 8
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 8
John McHugh 8
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 8
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 8
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 8
Sue Myrick 8
James Nussle 8
Thomas William Osborne 8
ID Governor Butch Otter R 8
IN Governor Mike Pence R 8
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 8
Deborah Pryce 8
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 8
Ralph Regula 8
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 8
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 8
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 8
John Shadegg 8
Donald Sherwood 8
Tom Tancredo 8
Charles Taylor 8
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 8
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 8
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 8
George Allen 7
Bob Bennett 7
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 7
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 7
Elizabeth Dole 7
William Frist 7
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 7
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 7
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 7
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 7
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 4
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 4
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 4
Thelma Drake 4
Elton Gallegly 4
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 4
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 4
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 4
John Peterson 4
George Radanovich 4
Denny Rehberg 4
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 4
David Weldon 4
Heather Wilson 4
Pete Domenici, Jr. 3
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 0
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0
Richard Hugh Baker 0
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0
Jim Bunning 0
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0
Conrad Burns 0
Dan Burton 0
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0
Melissa Hart 0
J. Dennis Hastert 0
Robert Hayes 0
John Nathan Hostettler 0
Kenny Hulshof 0
Kay Hutchison 0
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0
William Lewis Jenkins 0
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0
Ron Lewis 0
Trent Lott, Sr. 0
Don Manzullo 0
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0
James McCrery III 0
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
Robert William Ney 0
Anne Northup 0
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0
Michael Oxley 0
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0
Jon Porter, Sr. 0
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0
Jim Ryun 0
Rick Santorum 0
Jean Schmidt 0
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0
Mike Sodrel 0
Mark Souder 0
John Sullivan 0
James Talent 0
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0
William Thomas 0
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0
George Voinovich 0
Gerald Weller 0
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0
Kit Bond -3
Larry Craig -3
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R -3
Bob Beauprez -4
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R -4
Henry Bonilla -4
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R -4
Henry Brown, Jr. -4
Steve Buyer -4
Chris Cannon -4
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R -4
Barbara Cubin -4
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R -4
John Doolittle -4
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R -4
Jo Ann Emerson -4
Terry Everett -4
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R -4
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R -4
Wally Herger, Jr. -4
Duncan Hunter -4
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R -4
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R -4
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R -4
Dan Lungren -4
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R -4
Marilyn Musgrave -4
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R -4
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R -4
Richard Renzi -4
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R -4
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R -4
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R -4
Todd Tiahrt -4
Jim Gibbons -8
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R -8
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R -8
Ted Stevens -10
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R -12
Richard Pombo -12

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