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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2011 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 76%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 76%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 76%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
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 4%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
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 8%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 9%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 54%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 4%
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 90%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 95%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 64%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 72%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 72%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 76%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 96%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 88%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 96%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 76%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 84%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 88%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 96%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 80%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 72%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 88%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 4%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 76%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 79%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 4%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 5%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 68%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 8%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 16 Mike Kelly, Jr. Republican 80%

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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