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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2006 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 71%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 32%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 24%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 72%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 16%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 84%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 4%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 76%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 28%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 12%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 12%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 87%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 4%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 12%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 96%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 12%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 83%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 92%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 88%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Spencer Bachus 88%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 84%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
John Barrow 76%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Joe Barton 88%
Max Baucus 8%
Evan Bayh 16%
Melissa Bean 48%
Bob Bennett 72%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 56%
Joe Biden, Jr. 4%
Judy Biggert 64%
Brian Bilbray 94%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Tim Bishop 16%
John Boehner 88%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 68%
Dan Boren 72%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 36%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 80%
Barbara Boxer 8%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 63%
Bob Brady 16%
Corrine Brown 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 84%
Sam Brownback 87%
Ginny Brown-Waite 88%
Jim Bunning 96%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 83%
Robert Byrd 21%
Dave Camp 84%
John Campbell III 88%
Chris Cannon 90%

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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