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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ConservAmerica

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 0
Wayne Allard 10
George Allen 7
Richard Hugh Baker 0
J. Gresham Barrett 8
Roscoe Bartlett 67
Charlie Bass 67
Bob Beauprez -4
Bob Bennett 7
Judy Biggert 50
Michael Bilirakis 17
Sherwood Boehlert 108
Kit Bond -3
Henry Bonilla -4
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
Mary Bono Mack 17
Henry Brown, Jr. -4
Ginny Brown-Waite 8
Jim Bunning 0
Conrad Burns 0
Dan Burton 0
Steve Buyer -4
Chris Cannon -4
Eric Cantor 8
Mike Castle 96
Chris Chocola 8
Norm Coleman 47
Larry Craig -3
Barbara Cubin -4
Geoff Davis 8
Jo Ann Davis 8
Thomas Davis III 71
Thomas DeLay 8
James DeMint 13
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8
Elizabeth Dole 7
Pete Domenici, Jr. 3
John Doolittle -4
Thelma Drake 4
David Dreier 8
Vern Ehlers 71
Jo Ann Emerson -4
Philip English 17
John Ensign 13
Terry Everett -4
Tom Feeney 17
Michael Ferguson 46
Mark Foley 33
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17
William Frist 7
Elton Gallegly 4
Jim Gibbons -8
Wayne Gilchrest 87
Paul Gillmor 8
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
Mark Green 25
Judd Gregg 33
Gilbert Gutknecht 17
Katherine Harris 17
Melissa Hart 0
J. Dennis Hastert 0
Robert Hayes 0
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 4
Joel Hefley 12
Wally Herger, Jr. -4
David Lee Hobson 8
Pete Hoekstra 8
John Nathan Hostettler 0
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter -4
Kay Hutchison 0
Henry Hyde 8
Bob Inglis, Sr. 58
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0
William Lewis Jenkins 0
Nancy Johnson 92
Tim Johnson 87
Ric Keller 8
Sue Kelly 29
Mark Kennedy 21
Joseph Knollenberg 8
James Kolbe 17
John Kuhl, Jr. 8
Jon Kyl 13
Ray LaHood 46
Steve LaTourette 17
James Leach 87
Jerry Lewis 8
Ron Lewis 0
John Linder 8
Trent Lott, Sr. 0
Dick Lugar 27
Dan Lungren -4
Connie Mack IV 8
Don Manzullo 0
Melquiades Martinez 13
Thaddeus McCotter 17
James McCrery III 0
John McHugh 8
Marilyn Musgrave -4
Sue Myrick 8
Robert William Ney 0
Anne Northup 0
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0
James Nussle 8
Thomas William Osborne 8
Michael Oxley 0
Ron Paul 17
John Peterson 4
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
Todd Platts 62
Richard Pombo -12
Jon Porter, Sr. 0
Deborah Pryce 8
George Radanovich 4
James Ramstad 87
Ralph Regula 8
Denny Rehberg 4
Richard Renzi -4
Thomas Reynolds 17
Jim Ryun 0
Rick Santorum 0
Jim Saxton 100
Jean Schmidt 0
John Schwarz 54
John Shadegg 8
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25
Christopher Shays 87
Donald Sherwood 8
Robert Ruhl Simmons 62
Gordon Smith 40
Olympia Snowe 70
Mike Sodrel 0
Mark Souder 0
Arlen Specter 20
Cliff Stearns 17
Ted Stevens -10
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 37
John Sweeney 25
James Talent 0
Tom Tancredo 8
Charles Taylor 8
Craig Thomas 10
William Thomas 0
Todd Tiahrt -4
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 37
Zach Wamp 25
John Warner 17
David Weldon 4
W. Curtis Weldon 54
Gerald Weller 0
Heather Wilson 4
Bill Young 12
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 87
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican -12
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican -4
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 4
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 8
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 83
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican -4
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 4
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 8
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 8
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican -4
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 21
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 7
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 8
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican -4
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 4
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 47
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 8
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican -4
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 100
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 8
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 8

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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