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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union (Iowa State Legislature)

2013 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 82%
IA State House 2 Megan Jones Republican 90%
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican 90%
IA State House 7 Tedd Gassman Republican 100%
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic 0%
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican 90%
IA State House 13 Chris Hall Democratic 11%
IA State House 16 Mary Ann Hanusa Republican 90%
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican 90%
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican 100%
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 88%
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican 90%
IA State House 26 Scott Ourth Democratic 0%
IA State House 27 Joel Fry Republican 90%
IA State House 28 Greg Heartsill Republican 100%
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic 0%
IA State House 32 Ruth Ann Gaines Democratic 0%
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic 10%
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 0%
IA State House 36 Marti Anderson Democratic 10%
IA State House 37 John Landon Republican 90%
IA State House 38 Kevin Koester Republican 90%
IA State House 39 Jake Highfill Republican 90%
IA State House 40 John Forbes Democratic 0%
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic 0%
IA State House 42 Peter Cownie Republican 100%
IA State House 43 Chris Hagenow Republican 90%
IA State House 44 Rob Taylor Republican 90%
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 10%
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic 0%
IA State House 47 Chip Baltimore Republican 88%
IA State House 48 Robert Bacon Republican 90%
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican 90%
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican 90%
IA State House 52 Todd Prichard Democratic 0%
IA State House 53 Sharon Steckman Democratic 0%
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican 90%
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic 0%
IA State House 60 Walt Rogers Republican 90%
IA State House 63 Sandy Salmon Republican 100%
IA State House 64 Bruce Bearinger Democratic 0%
IA State House 66 Art Staed Democratic 0%
IA State House 69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt Democratic 0%
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic 0%
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic 0%
IA State House 72 Dean Fisher Republican 100%
IA State House 73 Bobby Kaufmann Republican 90%
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic 10%
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican 90%
IA State House 76 David Maxwell Republican 90%
IA State House 78 Jarad Klein Republican 90%
IA State House 79 Guy Vander Linden Republican 90%
IA State House 80 Larry Sheets Republican 100%
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic 0%
IA State House 83 Jerry Kearns Democratic 0%
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican 80%
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic 0%
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic 0%
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic 0%
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic 10%
IA State House 93 Phyllis Thede Democratic 10%
IA State House 96 Lee Hein Republican 90%
IA State House 98 Mary Wolfe Democratic 0%
IA State House 100 Charles Isenhart Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Independent 91%
IA State Senate 2 Randy Feenstra Republican 100%
IA State Senate 3 Bill Anderson Republican 82%
IA State Senate 4 Dennis Guth Republican 100%
IA State Senate 6 Mark Segebart Republican 91%
IA State Senate 7 Rick Bertrand Republican 55%
IA State Senate 9 Jason Schultz Republican 100%
IA State Senate 10 Jake Chapman Republican 100%
IA State Senate 12 Mark Costello Republican 90%
IA State Senate 13 Julian Garrett Republican 100%
IA State Senate 14 Amy Sinclair Republican 91%
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 19 Jack Whitver Republican 100%
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 57%
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 22 Charles Schneider Republican 100%
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 24 Jerry Behn Republican 100%
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican 91%
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 28 Michael Breitbach Republican 82%
IA State Senate 29 Tod Bowman Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 30 Jeff Danielson Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 34 Liz Mathis Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 38 Tim Kapucian Republican 82%
IA State Senate 40 Ken Rozenboom Republican 91%
IA State Senate 41 Mark Chelgren Republican 64%
IA State Senate 42 Rich Taylor Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 45 Jim Lykam Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 46 Mark Lofgren Republican 90%
IA State Senate 47 Roby Smith Republican 91%
IA State Senate 48 Dan Zumbach Republican 100%
IA State Senate 49 Rita Hart Democratic 0%
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic 0%
Dwayne Alons 100%
Daryl Beall 0%
Deborah Berry 0%
Dennis Black 0%
Nancy Boettger 100%
Mark Brandenburg 100%
Chris Brase 0%
Joshua Byrnes 90%
Thomas Courtney 0%
David Dawson 0%
Dick Dearden 0%
Jack Drake 90%
Nancy Dunkel 0%
Greg Forristall 90%
Sandy Greiner 100%
Michael Gronstal 0%
Curt Hanson 0%
Jack Hatch 0%
Hubert Houser 70%
Ron Jorgensen 90%
Anesa Kajtazovic 0%
Dan Kelley 0%
Daniel Lundby 10%
Linda Miller 90%
Brian Moore 90%
Dan Muhlbauer 10%
Pat Murphy 11%
Steven Olson 90%
Tyler Olson 0%
Kraig Paulsen 90%
Henry Rayhons 90%
Joe Riding 20%
Patti Ruff 0%
Tom Sands 90%
Brian Schoenjahn 0%
Joe Seng 9%
Tom Shaw 100%
Jeff Smith 90%
Steve Sodders 0%
Chuck Soderberg 90%
Kent Sorenson 78%
Quentin Stanerson 90%
Sally Stutsman 0%
Roger Thomas 10%
Mary Jo Wilhelm 0%
Frank Wood 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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