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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%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
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 11 George Miller Democratic 19%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
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. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 19%
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 Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 53%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 85%
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%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 58%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 12%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 71%
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 Gutierrez 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%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 85%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 26%
LA U.S. Senate Jr 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 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
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 Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 37%
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 Defense Charles Hagel Republican 79%
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%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 77%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 66%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 79%
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%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
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 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 30%
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 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. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 76%
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%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
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 Timothy Johnson Democratic 28%
SD U.S. Senate Jr 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 4 Ralph Hall Republican 79%
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%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 72%
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 4 Doc Hastings Republican 82%
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 U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 59%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 48%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
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%
Brian Baird 32%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 66%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
Bill Barrett 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%

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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