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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

1995 Lifetime 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 68%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 85%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 86%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 88%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 83%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 8%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House - 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House - 7 Kweisi Mfume Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 38%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 23%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 79%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 2%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
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 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 87%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 94%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 36%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 6%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 96%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 17%
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 9%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 12%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 7%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 9%
Neil Abercrombie 2%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 87%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 2%
Wayne Allard 94%
Rob Andrews 27%
Bill Archer 97%
Richard Armey 97%
John Ashcroft 91%
Spencer Bachus 96%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
William Baker 99%
Joseph Baldacci 20%
Cass Ballenger 89%
James Barcia 46%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Bill Barrett 89%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 94%
Charlie Bass 72%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 80%
Max Baucus 12%
Mark Begich 91%
Anthony Beilenson 7%
Bob Bennett 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 70%
Howard Berman 6%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 73%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 68%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 11%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 1%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 3%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 4%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 85%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 4%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 5%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 3%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 83%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 86%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 88%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 83%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 8%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 4%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House - 4 Joe Kennedy III D 5%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 5%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
MD U.S. House - 7 Kweisi Mfume D 4%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 71%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 38%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 80%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 11%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 88%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 10%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 52%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 23%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 4%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 79%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 4%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 1%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 2%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 7%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 6%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 19%
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 11%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 87%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 96%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 94%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 9%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 36%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 6%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 96%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 17%
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 9%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 12%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 5%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 7%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 85%
WI Mayor - At-Large Tom Barrett 9%
Neil Abercrombie 2%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 87%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 2%
Wayne Allard 94%
Rob Andrews 27%
Bill Archer 97%
Richard Armey 97%
John Ashcroft 91%
Spencer Bachus 96%
Henry Scott Baesler 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
William Baker 99%
Joseph Baldacci 20%
Cass Ballenger 89%
James Barcia 46%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Bill Barrett 89%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Joe Barton 94%
Charlie Bass 72%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 80%
Max Baucus 12%
Mark Begich 91%
Anthony Beilenson 7%
Bob Bennett 90%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 70%
Howard Berman 6%
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