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CPAC and ACUF Release Scorecard of North Dakota 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.

ACU to Present Awards to Top-Scoring North Dakota Lawmakers at CPAC
CPAC and ACUF Release North Dakota Legislative Scorecard


ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 20, 2022)— Several North Dakota legislators are set to be recognized at CPAC for their conservative voting records based off of a just released analysis from ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability. Lawmakers received high marks for their efforts to limit excessive COVID-19 “emergency” orders and advance conservative legislation protecting Second Amendment rights and banning “critical race theory.”

Click Here to view the 2021 Ratings of North Dakota

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be 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.

The following members received the highest scores in their respective chambers:


Oley Larsen (98%)

Jason Heitkamp (88%)

Jordan Kannianen (85%)

Janne Myrdal (85%)

Doug Larsen (83%)

Scott Meyer (83%)

Michael Wobbema (83%)


Rick Becker (100%)

Larry Bellew (98%)

Nathan Toman (96%)

Dan Ruby (93%)

Mike Schatz (93%)

Cole Christensen (91%)

Scott Louser (91%)

Matthew Ruby (91%)

Claire Cory (90%)

Click Here to view the PDF version of the ratings

Among the 87 roll call votes scored by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) is the legislation meant to help secure elections (HB 1256), efforts to protect the Second Amendment (HB 1248, HB 1297, HB 1383, SB 2344), legislation preventing excessive “emergency” COVID-19 orders (HB 1118, SB 2181), and the bill banning “critical race theory” in schools (HB 1508).

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.


Chip in to support ACUF’s Ratings

Our staff spends thousands of hours analyzing more than 105,000 pieces of legislation voted on by Congress and every state legislature in the country. Your support is critical to be able to provide this level of insight and transparency. Will you please make a tax-deductible donation today to support transparency and ratings of North Dakota legislators?

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