Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2010 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 71%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 76%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 82%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 96%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 9%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 9%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 1%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 9%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 3%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 3%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 1%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 94%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 99%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 7%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 3%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 3%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 98%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 3%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 3%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 95%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 92%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 3%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 8%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 3%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 4%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 96%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 2%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 2%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 2%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 9%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 12%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 34%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 92%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 89%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 2%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 79%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 98%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 1%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 76%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 73%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 89%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 29%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 2%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 2%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 18%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 100%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 1%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 84%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 1%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 97%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 98%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 87%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 6%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 4%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 16%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 4%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 2%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 98%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 3%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 1%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 9%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 89%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 30%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 1%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 87%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 96%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 93%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 90%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 92%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 1%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 90%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 99%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 3%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 2%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 4%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 5%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 3%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 13%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 7%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 3%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 8%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 8%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 73%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 3%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 9%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 7%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 90%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 2%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 43%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 18%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 94%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 9%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 98%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 3%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 80%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 91%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 9%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 96%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 17%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 95%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 91%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 86%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 8%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 99%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 98%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 89%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 98%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 4%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 3%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 66%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 61%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 12%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 78%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 12%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 66%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 4%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 2%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 89%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 2%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 6%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 8%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 76%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 6%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 3%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 1%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 2%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 4%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 9%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 3%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 6%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 4%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 7%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 100%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 99%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 15%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 80%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 1%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 89%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 13%
OH State House-59 John Boccieri D 6%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 98%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 94%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 93%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 97%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 9%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 4%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 82%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 14%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 13%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 7%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 6%
PA U.S. House-5 GT Thompson, Jr. R 94%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 94%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 17%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 65%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 2%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 10%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 90%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 94%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 89%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 79%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 86%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 94%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 25%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 98%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 94%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 97%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 93%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 98%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 99%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 94%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 97%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 96%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 7%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 94%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 88%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 6%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 92%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 96%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 95%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 30%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 22%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 6%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 98%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 7%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 89%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 97%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 16%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 94%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 6%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 95%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 2%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 7%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 3%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 3%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 12%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 94%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 59%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 14%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 9%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 2%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 93%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 14%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 1%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 89%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 71%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 93%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 99%
Gary Ackerman 4%
John Adler 15%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 98%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Jason Altmire 23%
Rob Andrews 15%
Michael Arcuri 8%
Steve Austria 94%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 90%
Brian Baird 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 97%
John Barrow 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Max Baucus 14%
Evan Bayh 24%
Melissa Bean 22%
Mark Begich 8%
Bob Bennett 84%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 35%
Judy Biggert 71%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Tim Bishop 3%
John Boehner 94%
Kit Bond 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 91%
Mary Bono Mack 74%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Rick Boucher 16%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 93%
Barbara Boxer 3%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 32%
Bruce Braley 1%
Bobby Bright 65%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Scott Brown 74%
Ginny Brown-Waite 85%
Jim Bunning 95%
Dan Burton 97%
Steve Buyer 91%
Dave Camp 89%
John Campbell III 92%
Eric Cantor 97%
Joseph Cao 42%
Lois Capps 6%
Dennis Cardoza 22%
Russ Carnahan 3%
Christopher Carney 20%
Mike Castle 52%
Jason Chaffetz 100%
Saxby Chambliss 93%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Travis Childers 39%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 98%
Kent Conrad 19%
John Conyers, Jr. 5%
Jerry Costello 31%
Ander Crenshaw 89%
Mark Critz 36%
Kathy Dahlkemper 15%
Artur Davis 21%
Geoff Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 46%
Bill Delahunt 4%
James DeMint 99%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
Norm Dicks 9%
John Dingell 11%
Charles Djou 38%
Chris Dodd 7%
Byron Dorgan 16%
David Dreier 91%
Steve Driehaus 10%
Donna Edwards 4%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 69%
Brad Ellsworth 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 81%
John Ensign 94%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Sam Farr 3%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 2%
Russ Feingold 13%
Bob Filner 4%
John Fleming, Jr. 98%
Randy Forbes 95%
Barney Frank 4%
Trent Franks 99%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Scott Garrett 100%
Jim Gerlach 63%
Gabrielle Giffords 14%
Phil Gingrey 96%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Bart Gordon 27%
Alan Grayson 2%
Judd Gregg 78%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 76%
Kay Hagan 10%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 84%
Debbie Halvorson 14%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 8%
Jane Harman 16%
Doc Hastings 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 28%
Baron Hill 17%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 17%
Paul Hodes 7%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Tim Holden 38%
Rush Holt, Jr. 4%
Mike Honda 3%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Steve Israel 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 3%
Mike Johanns 88%
Timothy Johnson 17%
Tim Johnson 69%
Steve Kagen 6%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
John Kerry 5%
Dale Kildee 12%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Mary Jo Kilroy 2%
Jack Kingston 97%
Mark Kirk 58%
Ann Kirkpatrick 36%
Larry Kissell 14%
Ron Klein 1%
John Kline 95%
Herb Kohl 13%
Suzanne Kosmas 15%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 21%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
Jon Kyl 97%
Mary Landrieu 22%
Tom Latham 86%
Steve LaTourette 69%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
Chris Lee 88%
George LeMieux 89%
Carl Levin 6%
Jerry Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 16%
Blanche Lincoln 21%
John Linder 96%
Dick Lugar 77%
Cynthia Lummis 100%
Dan Lungren 93%
Connie Mack IV 93%
Dan Maffei 2%
Don Manzullo 96%
Betsy Markey 13%
Jim Marshall 45%
Jim Matheson 38%
Carolyn McCarthy 15%
Thaddeus McCotter 85%
Jim McDermott 2%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 91%
Michael McMahon 15%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 7%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 37%
John Mica 94%
Mike Michaud 13%
Barbara Mikulski 6%
Candice Miller 80%
Gary Miller 94%
George Miller 4%
Jeff Miller 96%
Brad Miller 4%
Walt Minnick 43%
Harry Mitchell 27%
Alan Mollohan 30%
Dennis Moore 14%
Jim Moran, Jr. 13%
Patrick Murphy 6%
Scott Murphy 12%
Tim Murphy 73%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 47%
Randy Neugebauer 97%
Glenn Nye III 31%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 9%
John Olver 2%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 31%
Bill Owens 18%
Ed Pastor 3%
Ron Paul 84%
Donald Payne 3%
Tom Perriello 13%
Tom Petri 77%
Joe Pitts 97%
Todd Platts 75%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
Tom Price 98%
Mark Pryor 18%
Adam Putnam 91%
George Radanovich 95%
Nick Rahall II 21%
Charlie Rangel 4%
Denny Rehberg 91%
Harry Reid 18%
Silvestre Reyes 21%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 9%
Ciro Rodriguez 12%
Mike Rogers 91%
Mike Ross 35%
Steve Rothman 8%
John Salazar 20%
Loretta Sanchez 9%
Mark Schauer 8%
Jean Schmidt 92%
Aaron Schock 90%
Allyson Schwartz 4%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 98%
Heath Shuler 29%
Ike Skelton 45%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 11%
Zack Space 16%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 21%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Bart Stupak 20%
Marlin Stutzman 100%
John Sullivan 97%
Betty Sutton 1%
John Tanner 39%
Gene Taylor 65%
Harry Teague 19%
Lee Terry 90%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
John Tierney 3%
Ed Towns 4%
Mark Udall 9%
David Vitter 94%
George Voinovich 69%
Zach Wamp 92%
Diane Watson 2%
Mel Watt 3%
Henry Waxman 4%
Jim Webb, Jr. 14%
Anthony Weiner 5%
Lynn Westmoreland 98%
Ed Whitfield 88%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 11%
Frank Wolf 81%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 9%
Bill Young 88%

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