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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ConservAmerica

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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

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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