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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2005 Positions

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 38%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 16%
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%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 96%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 32%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
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 92%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 92%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 12%
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 4%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 16%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 56%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 83%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 83%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 88%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 88%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 92%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 96%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 12%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 16%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 4%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 32%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 4%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 84%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 84%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 92%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 38%
HI U.S. House - 1 Edward Case D 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 96%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 4%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 16%
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%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 96%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 92%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 12%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 20%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 12%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 32%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 12%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 80%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 56%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 96%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 21%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 92%
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 92%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 12%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 4%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 92%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 60%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 4%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 4%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 8%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 12%
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 4%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 16%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 4%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 96%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 24%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 80%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 56%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
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