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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2010 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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 Boccieri 6%
Kit Bond 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 91%
Mary Bono Mack 74%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Rick Boucher 16%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 32%
Bruce Braley 1%
Bobby Bright 65%
Paul Broun 100%
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%
Dennis Cardoza 22%
Russ Carnahan 3%
Christopher Carney 20%
Mike Castle 52%
Saxby Chambliss 93%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Travis Childers 39%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 98%
Kent Conrad 19%
Jerry Costello 31%
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%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 69%
Brad Ellsworth 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 81%
John Ensign 94%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Russ Feingold 13%
Bob Filner 4%
Barney Frank 4%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Jim Gerlach 63%
Gabrielle Giffords 14%
Phil Gingrey 96%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Bart Gordon 27%
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%
Paul Hodes 7%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Thomas Holden 38%
Rush Holt, Jr. 4%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 3%
Mike Johanns 88%
Timothy Johnson 17%
Tim Johnson 69%
Steve Kagen 6%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
Dale Kildee 12%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Mary Jo Kilroy 2%
Jack Kingston 97%
Larry Kissell 14%
Ron Klein 1%
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%
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%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 91%
Michael McMahon 15%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 7%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 37%
Mike Michaud 13%
Gary Miller 94%
George Miller 4%
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%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 47%
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%
Todd Platts 75%
Earl Pomeroy 21%
Mark Pryor 18%
George Radanovich 95%
Nick Rahall II 21%
Denny Rehberg 91%
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%
Mark Schauer 8%
Jean Schmidt 92%
Allyson Schwartz 4%
José Serrano 3%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 98%
Carol Shea-Porter 3%

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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