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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

1995 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 91%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
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 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 76%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 91%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 14%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House - 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House - 7 Kweisi Mfume Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 72%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 24%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 13%
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 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 32%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 80%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 16%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 88%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 36%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 12%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 96%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 96%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 12%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 87%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 88%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 80%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 91%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Henry Scott Baesler 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
William Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 20%
Cass Ballenger 88%
James Barcia 52%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Bill Barrett 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 80%
Charlie Bass 72%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 62%
Max Baucus 13%
Mark Begich 91%
Anthony Beilenson 4%
Bob Bennett 81%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 58%
Howard Berman 5%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 91%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 91%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 13%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 16%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
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 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 9%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 88%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 76%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 91%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 92%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 4%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 80%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 80%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 91%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 80%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 14%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 16%
MA U.S. House - 4 Joe Kennedy III D 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 12%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
MD U.S. House - 7 Kweisi Mfume D 8%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 72%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 60%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 80%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 88%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 17%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 64%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 24%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 4%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 13%
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 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 4%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 32%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 80%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 16%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 70%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 88%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 12%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 16%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 36%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 12%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 96%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 16%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 21%
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R 96%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 8%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 4%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 12%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 87%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 88%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 80%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 91%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Henry Scott Baesler 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
William Baker 100%
Joseph Baldacci 20%
Cass Ballenger 88%
James Barcia 52%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Bill Barrett 84%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 80%
Charlie Bass 72%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 62%
Max Baucus 13%
Mark Begich 91%
Anthony Beilenson 4%
Bob Bennett 81%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 58%
Howard Berman 5%
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