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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
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 10%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 9%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 65%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 70%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 35%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 65%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 60%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 80%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 60%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 21%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 89%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 21%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 65%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 26%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 80%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 70%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 47%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 11%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 75%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 30%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 75%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 70%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 70%
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%
Jason Chaffetz 95%
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%

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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