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51st Edition of Scorecard Released - Most Conservative Freshmen Class in Decades

 

April 27, 2022



ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), just released the 51st Edition of its annual Ratings of Congress.

The scorecard, widely considered the “gold standard” on evaluating political ideology, includes an exhaustive compilation of over 20,000 votes cast last session by all 535 members of Congress across the full spectrum of policy issues.

Award for Conservative Excellence

74 Lawmakers earned the Award for Conservative Excellence

Conservative Ratings of 90% or above:

Rep. Jim Jordan (100%)

Sen. Rand Paul (100%)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (100%)*

Rep. Lauren Boebert (100%)*

Rep. Byron Donalds (100%)*

Sen. Mike Lee (97%)

Rep. Jim Banks (97%)

Sen. Ted Cruz (95%)

Rep. Ronny Jackson (95%)

Rep. Ken Buck (95%)

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (94%)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (92%)

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (92%)

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (92%)

Sen. Rick Scott (90%)

View Other "Excellence" Awardees Here

* Nine freshmen earned 100% ratings, tying the 2007 congress as the largest number of freshmen earning perfect scores since the 1994 Gingrich revolution.

Award for Conservative Achievement

63 Lawmakers earned the Award for Conservative Achievement

Conservative Ratings of 80% or above:

Sen. Ron Johnson (89%)

Sen. Pat Toomey (86%)

Rep. Kevin Brady (86%)

Sen. Josh Hawley (85%)

Rep. Tom Rice (85%)

Whip. Steve Scalise (82%)

Sen. Tom Cotton (82%)

Sen. Tim Scott (82%)

Sen. Joni Ernst (82%)

View "Achievement" Awardees Here

Conservative Ratings of 70% - 79%:

Sen. John Kennedy (79%)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (77%)

Sen. Marco Rubio (77%)

Rep. Elise Stefanik (77%)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (76%)

Leader Kevin McCarthy (74%)

Sen. Ben Sasse (73%)

Rep. Liz Cheney (71%)

Conservative Ratings of 50% - 69%:

Sen. Bill Cassidy (67%)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (66%)

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (64%)

Leader Mitch McConnell (64%)

Sen. Rob Portman (59%)

Sen. Mitt Romney (56%)

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (56%)

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (51%)

Conservative Ratings of 20% - 49%:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (49%)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (42%)

Sen. Susan Collins (41%)

Rep. Fred Upton (38%)

Sen. Joe Manchin (32%)

Sen. Jon Tester (21%)

Conservative Ratings of 10% - 19%:

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (16%)

Sen. Mark Kelly (13%)

Rep. Jason Crow (11%)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (10%)

Rep. Pete Aguilar (10%)

Leader. Steny Hoyer (10%)

Rep. Val Demings (10%)

Rep. Sharice Davids (10%)

Conservative Ratings of 5% - 9%:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (8%)

Sen. Raphael Warnock (8%)

Rep. Eric Swalwell (8%)

Whip. Jim Clyburn (8%)

Rep. Mike Thompson (8%)

Sen. Jon Ossoff (5%)

Sen. Michael Bennet (5%)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (5%)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (5%)

Rep. Connor Lamb (5%)

The Coalition of the Radical Left

92 Lawmakers placed in the Coalition of the Radical Left

Conservative Ratings of 0% - 4%:

Leader Chuck Schumer (3%)

Rep. Karen Bass (3%)

Sen. Cory Booker (3%)

Rep. Katie Porter (3%)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (3%)

Rep. Adam Schiff (3%)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (3%)

Rep. Ted Lieu (3%)

Rep. Maxine Waters (0%)

Rep. Mark Pocan (0%)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (0%)

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (0%)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (0%)

Rep. Ilhan Omar (0%)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (0%)

View the other "Radical Left" Here

The ratings have been incorporated into CPAC's new Lawmaker Comparison Tool which runs head-to-head comparisons on lawmaker’s strongest and weakest policy areas. The system has been deployed to help direct support to the most conservative candidates in the upcoming primary and general elections.

To produce this year’s scorecard, the ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability analyzed every vote taken last session, and selected a wide-array of issues relating to fiscal, tax, regulatory, education, defense, environment, Second Amendment rights, election security, life, and government integrity. All U.S. lawmakers at the federal and state levels are scored on a 100-point scale.

ACUF is the first and only organization in America to annually publish individual ratings for all 8,000 federal and state lawmakers in America. ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability is also home to the nation’s most comprehensive conservative policy database containing over 17,500 detailed bill analyses which span 50 years of Congress and all 50 state legislatures.

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