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CPAC and ACUF Release Scorecard of Idaho Lawmakers

The American Conservative Union Foundation conducts an annual, in-depth analysis to rate all 8,000 lawmakers in America, revealing their positions on a wide variety of issues directly affecting our communities and families.


Check out the press release below with more details and please take action!


It only takes three minutes to let your legislators know that their score from the American Conservative Union Foundation is important to you, and you expect them to support more conservative policies.


New Idaho Scorecard Reveals Divide Within GOP
Awards to be Presented to Top-Scoring Idaho Lawmakers at CPAC


ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 6, 2022)— As Idaho kicks off its legislative session next week, CPAC and the ACUF’s latest Idaho legislative shows the legislative body becoming more conservative as a whole. While the report found a significant divide still exists among the GOP in adherence to conservative principles, it also found several Idaho lawmakers made significant improvements in voting with the conservative position.


As a result, Idaho’s overall conservative ranking rose to 69.9% in 2021, a 14 percentage point improvement over the prior two years (55.8% in 2020, 56.6% in 2019).


Click Here to view the 2021 Ratings of Idaho


This year ACU will be inviting 48 Idaho legislators to receive awards for their conservative voting records at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) taking place in Orlando, Florida from February 24-27, 2022. To earn an invitation, a lawmaker must vote with the conservative position at least 80% of the time, as calculated by the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Legislative Accountability.


Members receiving ACU’s highest award, the Award for Conservative Excellence, for voting with the conservative position at least 90% include:


Sen. Christy Vito (100%)

Sen. Regina Bayer (100%)

Sen. Steve Vick (100%)

Rep. Chad Christensen (100%)

Rep. Steven Harris (100%)

Rep. Ron Mendive (100%)

Rep. Priscilla Giddings (100%)

Rep. Ronald Nate (100%)

Rep. Tammy Nichols (100%)

Rep. Karey Hanks (100%)

Rep. Doug Okuniewicz (100%)

Rep. Greg Ferch (100%)

Rep. Charlie Shepherd (100%)

Rep. Judy Boyle (100%)

Rep. Terry Gestrin (100%)

Rep. Dorothy Moon (100%)

Rep. Jason Monks (98%)

Rep. Julianne Young (98%)

Rep. Vito Barbieri (97%)

Rep. Ben Adams (97%)

Rep. Joe Palmer (97%)

Rep. Heather Scott (95%)

Rep. Barbara Ehardt (95%)

Rep. Kevin Andrus (95%)

Rep. Tony Wisniewski (95%)

Rep. Sage Dixon (95%)

Rep. Gayann DeMordaunt (95%)

Rep. Mike Kingsley (95%)

Rep. Randy Armstrong (93%)

Rep. Jon Weber (93%)

Rep. Brent Crane (92%)

Rep. Mike Moyle (90%)

Rep. James Hotzclaw (90%)


Click Here to view the PDF version of the ratings


Among the 71 roll call votes scored by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) are the bills aimed at increasing election integrity (SB 1168, HB 290, HB 344, HB 223), the bill making Idaho a “Gun Rights Sanctuary State” (SB 1205), efforts to protect life (HB 220, HB 366), the major tax reform package (HB 380) and legislation banning “critical race theory” in schools (HB 377).


ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are initiatives of American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF)’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). These ratings are designed to reflect how more than 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government while illustrating the differences between chambers of the legislature and revealing lawmakers’ positions across 186 policy areas that directly affect citizens.


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