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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Jason Altmire 35%
Thomas Andrews 11%
Steve Austria 70%
Kelly Ayotte 65%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Michele Bachmann 86%
Spencer Bachus 70%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 55%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Charlie Bass 58%
Max Baucus 30%
Mark Begich 20%
Dan Benishek 80%
Rick Berg 75%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Tim Bishop 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 79%
Barbara Boxer 20%
Bruce Braley 30%
Paul Broun 95%
Corrine Brown 11%
Hank Brown 35%
Ann Marie Buerkle 80%
Dan Burton 85%
Dave Camp 79%
John Campbell III 84%
Francisco Canseco 75%
Eric Cantor 65%
Lois Capps 10%
Dennis Cardoza 26%
Russ Carnahan 15%
Saxby Chambliss 65%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Hansen Clarke 25%
Dan Coats 65%
Howard Coble 85%
Thomas Coburn 72%
Kent Conrad 15%
Jerry Costello 50%
Chip Cravaack 75%
Ander Crenshaw 65%
Mark Critz 40%
Artur Davis 15%
Geoff Davis 80%
James DeMint 80%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 6%
Bob Dold 55%
David Dreier 60%
Donna Edwards 15%
Renee Ellmers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Sam Farr 20%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 10%
Bob Filner 11%
Stephen Fincher 85%
Mike Fitzpatrick 70%
John Fleming, Jr. 85%
Randy Forbes 75%
Barney Frank 20%
Elton Gallegly 70%
Scott Garrett 85%
Jim Gerlach 70%
Chris Gibson 65%
Phil Gingrey 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 21%
Michael Grimm 58%
Frank Guinta 85%
Kay Hagan 30%
Janice Hahn 25%
Ralph Hall 85%
Richard Hanna 53%
Tom Harkin 25%
Doc Hastings 72%
Nan Hayworth 60%
Joe Heck, Jr. 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Maurice Hinchey 19%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 19%
Thomas Holden 35%
Rush Holt, Jr. 20%
Mike Honda 20%
Tim Huelskamp 89%
Robert Hurt 80%
Daniel Inouye 11%
Steve Israel 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
Mike Johanns 50%
Tim Johnson 95%
Timothy Johnson 15%
John Kerry 21%
Dale Kildee 10%
Jack Kingston 85%
Mark Kirk 50%
Larry Kissell 20%
John Kline 70%
Herb Kohl 20%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Jon Kyl 60%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
Carl Levin 5%
Jerry Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Dick Lugar 55%
Cynthia Lummis 85%
Dan Lungren 65%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 89%
Jim Matheson 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 79%
Jim McDermott 10%
Mike McIntyre 65%
Buck McKeon 68%
John Mica 75%
Mike Michaud 20%
Barbara Mikulski 15%
Candice Miller 85%
Gary Miller 70%
George Miller 11%
Jeff Miller 84%
Brad Miller 10%
Jim Moran, Jr. 10%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 35%
Randy Neugebauer 85%
Rich Nugent 85%
Alan Nunnelee 65%
John Olver 12%
Bill Owens 11%
Ed Pastor 30%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 21%
Tom Petri 80%
Joe Pitts 80%
Todd Platts 70%
Mike Pompeo 79%
Mark Pryor 15%
Ben Quayle 79%
Nick Rahall II 35%
Charlie Rangel 15%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Harry Reid 25%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
Reid Ribble 84%
Laura Richardson 30%
Scott Rigell 80%
David Rivera 70%
Jay Rockefeller IV 26%
Mike Rogers 70%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jon Runyan 65%
Loretta Sanchez 11%
Bobby Schilling 75%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Aaron Schock 68%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Heath Shuler 28%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Steve Southerland 90%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 90%
Marlin Stutzman 90%
John Sullivan 84%
Betty Sutton 15%
Lee Terry 85%
John Tierney 25%
Ed Towns 26%
Bob Turner 67%
Mark Udall 25%
David Vitter 70%
Joe Walsh 89%
Mel Watt 15%
Henry Waxman 16%
Jim Webb, Jr. 21%
Allen West 85%
Lynn Westmoreland 90%
Ed Whitfield 74%
Frank Wolf 70%
Lynn Woolsey 30%
Bill Young 72%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%

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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