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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2010 Lifetime Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 99%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 99%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 99%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 99%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 99%
James DeMint 99%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 99%
John Shadegg 98%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 98%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 98%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 98%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 98%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 98%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 98%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 98%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 98%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 98%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 98%
Todd Akin 98%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 97%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 97%
Dan Burton 97%
J. Gresham Barrett 97%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 97%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 97%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 97%
John Sullivan 97%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 97%
Jon Kyl 97%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 97%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 96%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 96%
John Linder 96%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 96%
Don Manzullo 96%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 95%
Sue Myrick 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
George Radanovich 95%
Jim Bunning 95%
Cliff Stearns 95%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 95%
John Ensign 94%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 94%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 94%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 94%
Steve Austria 94%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 94%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 94%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 94%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 94%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 94%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 93%
Connie Mack IV 93%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
Dan Lungren 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 93%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
Jean Schmidt 92%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 92%
Geoff Davis 92%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 92%
Zach Wamp 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
Steve Buyer 91%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
David Dreier 91%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 91%
Denny Rehberg 91%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 91%
Kay Hutchison 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 89%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 89%
Elton Gallegly 89%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 89%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 89%
George LeMieux 89%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89%
Bill Young 88%
Chris Lee 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 88%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 87%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 86%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 86%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
Thaddeus McCotter 85%
Ginny Brown-Waite 85%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 84%
Bob Bennett 84%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
Ron Paul 84%
Jerry Lewis 83%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 83%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 82%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 82%
Kit Bond 82%
Jo Ann Emerson 81%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 81%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 80%
Brian Bilbray 80%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
Rodney Alexander 80%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 79%
Judd Gregg 78%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 78%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 77%
Dick Lugar 77%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 76%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 76%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 76%
Todd Platts 75%
Scott Brown 74%
Mary Bono Mack 74%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%

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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