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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2015 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 48%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 88%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 96%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 96%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 88%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 88%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 58%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 79%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 58%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 21%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 79%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
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 4%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel 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 5%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 46%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 42%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
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 91%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 91%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 4%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 4%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 96%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 83%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 87%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
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 48%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 46%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 17%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 67%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 71%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 96%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 96%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 5%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 79%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 79%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 4%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 83%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 96%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 8%
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 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%

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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