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Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2013 Positions

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 38%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby Republican 64%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 84%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 92%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 72%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 72%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 24%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 23%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 88%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook Republican 72%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 64%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 72%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 12%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner Republican 84%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton Republican 72%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 92%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 12%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman Republican 84%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 4%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 96%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 88%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 72%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 88%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall Republican 80%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 80%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins Republican 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 12%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 4%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 16%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 38%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 42%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
AL U.S. House - 2 Martha Roby R 64%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 60%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 67%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 84%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 13%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 92%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 72%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 72%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 80%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 24%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 23%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 17%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 92%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 4%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 88%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 12%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 13%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 12%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 8%
CA U.S. House - 8 Paul Cook R 72%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 8%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 20%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 14%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 8%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 64%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 72%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 8%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 17%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 16%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 16%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 20%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 16%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 28%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 13%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 12%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 64%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 13%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 12%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 24%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 12%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 12%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 8%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr Cory Gardner R 84%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CO U.S. House - 3 Scott Tipton R 72%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 92%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 12%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 25%
CO Mayor Michael Coffman R 84%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 4%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 4%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 13%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 8%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 12%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 4%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 4%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 20%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 96%
FL U.S. House - 3 Ted Yoho R 80%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 88%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 72%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 88%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 13%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 80%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 16%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 8%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 9%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 8%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 52%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 100%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 21%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 13%
GA U.S. House - 7 Rob Woodall R 80%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 80%
GA U.S. House - 9 Doug Collins R 88%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 12%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 4%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
HI U.S. House - 2 Tulsi Gabbard D 16%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 88%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 8%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 88%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
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