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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues: Social , Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
William Phillip Gramm 97%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 97%
Bob Smith 97%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
Larry Combest 96%
Terry Everett 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 96%
Ron Lewis 96%
Ronald Packard 96%
John Peterson 96%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 96%
George Radanovich 96%
Bob Riley 96%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
Charles Taylor 96%
Wesley Watkins 96%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 96%
Conrad Burns 94%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
Craig Thomas 94%
Wayne Allard 93%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 92%
Richard Armey 91%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
Ed Bryant 91%
Steve Buyer 91%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
Michael Collins 91%
Thomas DeLay 91%
James DeMint 91%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 91%
Gilbert Gutknecht 91%
James Hansen 91%
Robert Hayes 91%
Van Hilleary 91%
William Lewis Jenkins 91%
Stephen Largent 91%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 91%
Jim Ryun 91%
Floyd Spence 91%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
Jim Bunning 88%
Rodney Grams 88%
Jesse Helms 88%
Fred Thompson 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
Herbert Callahan 85%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 85%
Philip Crane 85%
Randall Cunningham 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 85%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 85%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 85%
David McIntosh 85%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 85%
John Shadegg 85%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
Cliff Stearns 85%
Bob Stump 85%
Tom Tancredo 85%
Gene Taylor 85%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 85%
David Weldon 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
Dan Burton 84%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 84%
Paul Coverdell 84%
Don Nickles 84%
Robert Schaffer 84%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
Bill Archer 82%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 82%
Joel Hefley 82%
Rick Hill 82%
Connie Mack 82%
James McCrery III 82%
Thomas Reynolds 82%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
James Talent 82%
Donald Sherwood 81%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 79%
Larry Craig 79%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 79%
Trent Lott, Sr. 79%
Scott McInnis 79%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 79%
Robert William Ney 79%
Mark Souder 79%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 79%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 79%
Todd Tiahrt 79%
Barbara Cubin 78%
Ernest Fletcher 78%
Sue Myrick 78%
Jim Saxton 78%
John Ashcroft 77%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 77%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 76%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 76%
Jay Dickey 76%
John Nathan Hostettler 76%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 76%
Ronnie Shows 76%
Zach Wamp 76%
John Linder 75%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 75%
Charles Stenholm 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
Bill Barrett 72%
Kit Bond 72%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
Chris Cannon 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
Philip English 72%
Paul Gillmor 72%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 72%
Joseph Knollenberg 72%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 72%
Jack Metcalf 72%
Michael Oxley 72%
Richard Pombo 72%
Rick Santorum 72%
E.G. Shuster 72%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 72%
William Tauzin 72%
Gerald Weller 72%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 72%
Christopher Cox 71%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 71%
Frank Murkowski 71%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
Mark Green 69%
Jon Kyl 69%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 69%
James Nussle 69%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 69%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
Joseph Skeen 69%
John Sununu 69%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 69%
Strom Thurmond 69%
Judd Gregg 68%
Ike Skelton 68%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
Cass Ballenger 66%
Merrill Cook 66%
George Gekas 66%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Henry Hyde 66%
Don Manzullo 66%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 66%
John McHugh 66%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 66%
James Traficant, Jr. 66%
W. Curtis Weldon 66%
Bill Young 66%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 65%
Ben Campbell 64%
John Doolittle 64%
David Dreier 64%
Elton Gallegly 64%
Porter Goss 64%
Asa Hutchinson 64%
Kay Hutchison 64%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
James Rogan 64%
James Walsh 64%
Christopher John 63%
Joe Scarborough 63%
Thomas Ewing 61%
Jim Gibbons 61%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 61%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 61%

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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