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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2011 Positions

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 84%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 72%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 76%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 88%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 76%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 76%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 76%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
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 8%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
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 4%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 84%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 9%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 96%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 76%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 72%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 54%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 92%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 92%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 4%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 95%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 64%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 72%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 76%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 4%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 72%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 76%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 64%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 90%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 84%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 72%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 76%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 88%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 0%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 90%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 76%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 76%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 76%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 8%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 84%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 96%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 5%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 4%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 4%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 4%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 21%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 84%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 80%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 4%
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 8%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 4%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 4%
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 4%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 5%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 84%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 4%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 92%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 4%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 9%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 96%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 5%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 4%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 4%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 5%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 92%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 83%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 76%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 72%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 54%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 92%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 92%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 4%
GA U.S. House - 14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 90%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 4%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 92%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 95%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 95%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 64%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 20%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 4%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 4%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 68%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 72%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 88%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 12%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 4%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 84%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 85%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 76%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 4%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 72%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 76%
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