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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
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 68%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 55%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 55%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 61%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 79%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 22%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 76%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 65%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 16%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 65%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 63%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 30%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 56%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 55%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 95%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 16%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 45%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 65%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 50%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 26%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 15%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 77%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 35%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 65%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 90%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 21%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 26%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 30%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 70%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 70%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 15%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 70%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 65%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 75%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 95%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 15%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 80%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 95%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 74%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 15%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 75%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 80%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 22%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 68%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 15%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 26%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 16%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 75%

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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