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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2011 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 61%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 96%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 84%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 76%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 76%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 79%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 92%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 67%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 92%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 56%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 72%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 44%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 96%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 44%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 96%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 64%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 52%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 76%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 84%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 84%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 92%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 96%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 76%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 42%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 84%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 92%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 64%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 72%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 72%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 84%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 64%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 88%

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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