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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2012 Ratings of Congress

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 36%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 71%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 76%
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 92%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 8%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 76%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 76%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 76%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 4%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 4%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 8%
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 72%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 16%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 76%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 64%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 72%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 13%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 16%
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 4%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 92%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 8%
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 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 20%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 96%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 52%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 64%
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 4%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 100%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 96%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 48%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 73%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 84%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
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 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 8%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 4%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 32%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 76%
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 84%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 73%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 64%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 72%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 72%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 4%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 12%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 76%

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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