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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2001 Positions

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 91%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 86%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 39%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 84%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 92%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 52%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 96%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 43%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 12%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
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 16%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 4%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 84%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 72%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 84%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 16%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 32%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 28%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 96%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
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 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 4%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 12%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 91%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 12%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 13%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 12%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 91%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 86%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 24%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 39%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 84%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 10%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 4%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 92%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 52%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 96%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 88%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 4%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 13%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 4%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 4%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 9%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 64%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 8%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 76%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 4%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 43%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 96%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 88%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 96%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 12%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 100%
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 16%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 56%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 16%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 20%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 4%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 16%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 84%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 5%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 4%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 88%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 96%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 30%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 72%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 96%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 96%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 8%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 84%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 16%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 32%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 4%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 28%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 88%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 20%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 80%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 96%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 80%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 96%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 8%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 4%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 4%
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 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 4%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 12%
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