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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2010 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 73%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 96%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 36%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 63%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 96%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 96%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 96%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 77%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 96%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 95%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 91%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 96%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 96%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 4%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 96%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 65%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 96%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 88%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 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.

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