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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ConservAmerica

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 104
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 103
Christopher Shays 103
Mike Castle 100
Michael Ferguson 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100
Vern Ehlers 93
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 93
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 93
James Ramstad 93
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 93
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 87
Tim Johnson 87
Todd Platts 87
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 80
Jim Saxton 80
Olympia Snowe 79
Gordon Smith 71
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 67
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67
James Walsh 67
Judd Gregg 64
Arlen Specter 64
John Sununu 64
John McHugh 63
Judy Biggert 53
Thomas Davis III 53
Wayne Gilchrest 53
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 53
Steve LaTourette 53
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 53
Dick Lugar 50
Roscoe Bartlett 47
Philip English 47
Bob Inglis, Sr. 47
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 47
Bill Young 47
Norm Coleman 46
John Warner 46
John Ensign 43
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 43
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 43
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 40
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 40
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40
John Kuhl, Jr. 40
Ray LaHood 40
Jon Porter, Sr. 40
Mary Bono Mack 37
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 36
George Voinovich 36
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 33
Ginny Brown-Waite 33
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 33
Ron Paul 30
Wayne Allard 29
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 29
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 29
Brian Bilbray 27
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 27
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 27
David Lee Hobson 27
Ric Keller 27
Joseph Knollenberg 27
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 27
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 27
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 27
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 27
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 27
Gerald Weller 27
Heather Wilson 27
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25
Luis Fortuño 25
Melquiades Martinez 25
Ted Stevens 25
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 23
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 21
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 21
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20
David Dreier 20
Jo Ann Emerson 20
Terry Everett 20
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 20
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 20
Thaddeus McCotter 20
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 20
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20
Jean Schmidt 20
Cliff Stearns 20
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 20
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 20
Elizabeth Dole 18
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17
Bob Bennett 14
Jim Bunning 14
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 14
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 14
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14
Jon Kyl 14
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13
Rodney Alexander 13
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 13
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 13
Henry Brown, Jr. 13
Steve Buyer 13
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 13
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13
Thelma Drake 13
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 13
Elton Gallegly 13
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13
Robert Hayes 13
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 13
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 13
Kenny Hulshof 13
Jerry Lewis 13
Connie Mack IV 13
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 13
Sue Myrick 13
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 13
Deborah Pryce 13
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 13
Ralph Regula 13
Denny Rehberg 13
Richard Renzi 13
Thomas Reynolds 13
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 13
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 13
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 13
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13
Zach Wamp 13
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 13
Larry Craig 11
Duncan Hunter 10
John Peterson 10
Charles Pickering, Jr. 10
Tom Tancredo 10
Todd Akin 7
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 7
J. Gresham Barrett 7
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7
Dan Burton 7
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7
Chris Cannon 7
Eric Cantor 7
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 7
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 7
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 7
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 7
David Davis 7
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7
James DeMint 7
John Doolittle 7
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7
Tom Feeney 7
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7
Virgil Goode, Jr. 7
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 7
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 7
Kay Hutchison 7
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 7
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 7
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 7
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 7
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 7
Ron Lewis 7
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 7
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 7
Marilyn Musgrave 7
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 7
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 7
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 7
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 7
Mark Souder 7
Todd Tiahrt 7
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 7
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 7
David Weldon 7
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 7
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 7
Kit Bond 4
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0

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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