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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 66%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 24%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 53%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 79%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 58%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 29%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 77%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 61%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 91%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 85%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 32%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 91%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 22%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 12%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 23%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 23%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 42%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 76%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 52%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 97%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 55%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 58%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 47%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 13%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 44%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 79%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 46%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 91%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 31%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 31%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 69%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 26%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 59%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Wayne Allard 93%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 28%
Bill Archer 82%
Richard Armey 91%
John Ashcroft 77%
Spencer Bachus 82%
Brian Baird 32%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 66%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
Bill Barrett 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Charlie Bass 48%
Herbert Bateman 56%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 36%
Bob Bennett 59%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Shelley Berkley 26%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 51%
Judy Biggert 42%
Brian Bilbray 49%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 85%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Kit Bond 72%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 33%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Robert Borski, Jr. 42%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
John Breaux 47%
Richard Bryan 12%
Ed Bryant 91%
Jim Bunning 88%
Conrad Burns 94%
Dan Burton 84%
Steve Buyer 91%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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