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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The New American

2011 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 10%
Sandy Adams 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Jason Altmire 35%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 94%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 83%
Thomas Andrews 11%
Steve Austria 70%
Kelly Ayotte 65%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Michele Bachmann 86%
Spencer Bachus 70%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 55%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 67%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 70%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
Charlie Bass 58%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
Max Baucus 30%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
Mark Begich 20%
Dan Benishek 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 20%
Rick Berg 75%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 50%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 72%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
Tim Bishop 15%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 22%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 55%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 79%
Barbara Boxer 20%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
Bruce Braley 30%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
Paul Broun 95%
Corrine Brown 11%
Hank Brown 35%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 79%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 75%
Ann Marie Buerkle 80%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
Dan Burton 85%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
Dave Camp 79%
John Campbell III 84%
Francisco Canseco 75%
Eric Cantor 65%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 75%
Lois Capps 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
Russ Carnahan 15%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 70%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
Saxby Chambliss 65%
Ben Chandler III 20%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 25%
Hansen Clarke 25%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
Dan Coats 65%
Howard Coble 85%
Thomas Coburn 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 45%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 21%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 15%
Kent Conrad 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 26%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 15%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 16%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 65%
Chip Cravaack 75%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 70%
Ander Crenshaw 65%
Mark Critz 40%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 74%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 15%
Artur Davis 15%
Geoff Davis 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
James DeMint 80%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 68%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 6%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
Bob Dold 55%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
David Dreier 60%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
Donna Edwards 15%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 20%
Renee Ellmers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 80%
Sam Farr 20%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
Bob Filner 11%
Stephen Fincher 85%
Mike Fitzpatrick 70%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 80%
John Fleming, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 75%
Randy Forbes 75%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
Barney Frank 20%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 21%
Elton Gallegly 70%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 79%
Scott Garrett 85%
Jim Gerlach 70%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 75%
Chris Gibson 65%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
Phil Gingrey 75%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 21%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 95%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 16%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 30%
Michael Grimm 58%
Frank Guinta 85%

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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