Rating Group: ConservAmerica

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 103
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 103
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 103
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 97
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 95
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 94
John McHugh 91
Olympia Snowe 90
Vern Ehlers 89
Steve LaTourette 89
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 89
Mike Castle 86
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 86
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 83
Jim Gerlach 83
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 80
Melquiades Martinez 80
George Voinovich 80
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 78
Tim Johnson 78
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 78
Thaddeus McCotter 78
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 78
Judy Biggert 75
Joseph Cao 72
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 72
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 72
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 70
Mary Bono Mack 69
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 69
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 67
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 67
Todd Platts 67
Mike Rogers 67
Frank Wolf 67
Bill Young 67
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 61
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 61
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 61
Bob Bennett 60
Kit Bond 60
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60
Judd Gregg 60
Arlen Specter 60
Brian Bilbray 56
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 56
Tom Petri 56
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 56
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 56
Dave Camp 50
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 50
Jo Ann Emerson 50
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50
Chris Lee 50
Dick Lugar 50
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 50
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 50
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 50
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 50
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 50
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 47
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 45
Roscoe Bartlett 44
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 44
Ginny Brown-Waite 44
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 44
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 44
Lee Terry 44
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 44
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 44
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 40
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 40
George LeMieux 40
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 40
Rodney Alexander 39
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 39
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 39
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 39
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 39
Denny Rehberg 39
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 39
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 39
Zach Wamp 39
Buck McKeon 36
Steve Austria 33
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 33
Elton Gallegly 33
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 33
Jerry Lewis 33
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33
Jean Schmidt 33
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 33
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 33
Henry Brown, Jr. 31
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 30
Kay Hutchison 30
Jon Kyl 30
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 28
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 28
Geoff Davis 28
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 28
Tom Latham 28
Gary Miller 28
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 28
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 28
Mark Souder 28
Spencer Bachus 22
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 22
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 22
Steve Buyer 22
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 22
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 22
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 22
Ralph Hall 22
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 22
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 22
Dan Lungren 22
Connie Mack IV 22
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 22
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 22
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 22
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 22
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 22
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 20
Mike Johanns 20
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 20
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 17
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 17
John Campbell III 17
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 17
David Dreier 17
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 17
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 17
Pete Hoekstra 17
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 17
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 17
Sue Myrick 17
George Radanovich 17
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17
Cliff Stearns 17
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 17
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 17
Todd Tiahrt 17
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 17
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 15
Michele Bachmann 14
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 14
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 14
J. Gresham Barrett 11
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 11
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 11
Dan Burton 11
Eric Cantor 11
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 11
Howard Coble 11
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 11
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 11
Phil Gingrey 11
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 11
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 11
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 11
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11
Jack Kingston 11
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 11
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 11
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 11
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 11
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 11
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 11
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 10
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 10
Doc Hastings 8
Todd Akin 6
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 6
Paul Broun 6
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 6
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 6
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 6
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 6
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 6
Wally Herger, Jr. 6
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 6
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 6
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 6
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 6
John Linder 6
Don Manzullo 6
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 6
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 6
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 6
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 6
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 6
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 6
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 6
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 6
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 6
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 6
John Shadegg 6
John Sullivan 6
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 6
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 3
IN Governor Mike Pence R 3
Jim Bunning 0
Saxby Chambliss 0
John Ensign 0
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0
Ron Paul 0
Thomas Coburn -5
James DeMint -5

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