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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2010 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 61%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 80%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 92%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 35%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 4%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 12%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 96%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 4%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 96%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 33%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 82%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 13%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 96%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 96%
Brian Baird 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Max Baucus 12%
Evan Bayh 39%
Melissa Bean 13%
Mark Begich 4%
Bob Bennett 86%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 29%
Judy Biggert 71%
Brian Bilbray 85%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 95%
Mary Bono Mack 91%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 22%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 58%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
Scott Brown 74%
Ginny Brown-Waite 85%
Jim Bunning 96%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Dave Camp 92%
John Campbell III 95%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 29%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 10%
Mike Castle 38%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Travis Childers 35%
Howard Coble 96%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 4%
Jerry Costello 13%
Ander Crenshaw 88%
Mark Critz 36%
Kathy Dahlkemper 17%
Artur Davis 7%
Geoff Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 21%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 73%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Charles Djou 38%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 4%
David Dreier 96%
Steve Driehaus 8%
Donna Edwards 5%
Chet Edwards 17%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Brad Ellsworth 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
John Ensign 96%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Russ Feingold 24%
Bob Filner 0%
John Fleming, Jr. 96%
Randy Forbes 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Scott Garrett 100%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Gabrielle Giffords 13%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Alan Grayson 4%
Judd Gregg 73%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 95%
Kay Hagan 4%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 96%
Debbie Halvorson 8%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 13%
Baron Hill 8%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
Paul Hodes 13%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 17%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 91%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 80%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 79%
Steve Kagen 4%
Paul Kanjorski 8%

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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