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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2000 Positions

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 83%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 84%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 32%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 76%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 84%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 16%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 87%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 18%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 91%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 95%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 44%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 76%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 84%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 12%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 4%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 28%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 8%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 8%
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 92%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 96%
Joe Baca, Sr. 16%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 83%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 28%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 4%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 84%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 95%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 12%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 84%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 96%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 88%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 4%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 4%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 32%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 92%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 80%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 4%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 12%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 76%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 8%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 16%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 60%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 96%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 84%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 16%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 88%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 4%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 64%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 12%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 12%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 4%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 12%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 87%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 18%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 91%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 8%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 95%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 44%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 8%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 76%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 100%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 84%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 96%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 4%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 9%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 4%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 8%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 28%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 4%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 8%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 8%
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 92%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 4%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 95%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 96%
Joe Baca, Sr. 16%
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