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Rating Group: ConservAmerica

2009 Positions

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

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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