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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 Don Young Republican 71%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
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. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 4%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer 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 10 Jeff Denham Republican 88%
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 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
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 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
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 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
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 2 Jared Polis Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter 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 U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
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 1 Raúl Labrador 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 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 36%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 76%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 80%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 88%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 64%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 96%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 79%
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 David Vitter Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 13%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. 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 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano 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 Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
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 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 4%
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 1 Dan Benishek Republican 80%
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%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 96%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 84%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr 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 Thad Cochran Republican 52%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 64%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 80%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 84%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 4%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 92%

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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