Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after earning the coveted Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), the highest conservative rating given to Members of Congress.
“I am once again honored to be recognized by the ACUF for my strong, conservative principles and am pleased to have received the highest possible level of rating given. The ACUF is a conservative organization that focuses on holding members of Congress accountable for their voting record. This rating reflects the conservative principles by which I was elected.
Since being elected to Congress, I have maintained a 93.23% lifetime rating by the ACUF. I hope people will look closely at this score to see for themselves my voting record on many important issues. I am thankful that the ACU recognizes my conservative track record, and I applaud them for their continued leadership on conservative values,” said Rep. Paul Gosar.
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.
To produce this 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 are scored on a 100-point scale.