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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2016 Lifetime Score (Congressional)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 84%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 6%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 89%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 95%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 77%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 88%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 70%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Martha McSally Republican 67%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 19%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 99%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 4%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 81%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 86%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 97%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 3%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 11%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 2%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 14%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 2%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr David Perdue Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 3%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 94%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 2%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 1%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 95%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 77%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 12 Mike Bost Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 51%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 57%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 85%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 72%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 87%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 89%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 81%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 91%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 81%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 76%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 83%
LA U.S. Senate Jr John Kennedy Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 95%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 6%
LA U.S. House 3 Clay Higgins Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 84%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 6%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 93%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 6%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Libertarian 89%
MI U.S. House 4 John Moolenaar Republican 79%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 14 Brenda Lawrence Democratic 2%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 3%
MN U.S. House 6 Tom Emmer Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 42%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 78%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 82%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
MS U.S. House 1 Trent Kelly Republican 92%

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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