Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 12%
Gary Ackerman 6%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 6%
Rob Andrews 29%
Richard Armey 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 43%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 79%
Brian Baird 12%
Richard Hugh Baker 74%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 29%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 12%
Cass Ballenger 65%
James Barcia 62%
Bob Barr, Jr. 79%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 24%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 79%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 21%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12%
Bob Bennett 55%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 26%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Shelley Berkley 24%
Howard Berman 17%
Marion Berry 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Judy Biggert 46%
Michael Bilirakis 74%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
Rod Blagojevich 28%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 14%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 79%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 71%
Kit Bond 73%
Henry Bonilla 59%
David Edward Bonior 33%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Robert Borski, Jr. 45%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 38%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 48%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 79%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 14%
John Breaux 46%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 9%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 90%
Ed Bryant 79%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 64%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 71%
Dan Burton 79%
Steve Buyer 79%
Robert Byrd 39%
Herbert Callahan 79%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 74%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 65%
Ben Campbell 66%
Chris Cannon 79%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 31%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 38%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 79%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 79%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 16%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 36%
Robert Clement 48%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 17%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 81%
Michael Collins 79%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 46%
Larry Combest 79%
Gary Condit 37%
Kent Conrad 39%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
John Cooksey 64%
Jerry Costello 57%
Christopher Cox 79%
William Coyne 9%
Larry Craig 81%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 79%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 81%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 37%
Barbara Cubin 79%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Randall Cunningham 71%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
James Davis 34%
Thomas Davis III 51%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 71%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 24%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 26%
Bill Delahunt 15%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
Thomas DeLay 79%
James DeMint 79%
Peter Deutsch 26%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Norm Dicks 22%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 40%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 6%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
Calvin Dooley 17%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 39%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 48%
David Dreier 79%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 65%
Jennifer Dunn 52%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
John Edwards 21%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 51%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 79%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 11%
Philip English 62%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 21%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 26%
Terry Everett 79%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 6%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 16%
Russ Feingold 21%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 21%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 54%
Ernest Fletcher 79%
Mark Foley 39%
Harold Ford, Jr. 31%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 61%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 38%
William Frist 68%
Jonas Frost III 24%
Elton Gallegly 55%
John Ganske 52%
George Gekas 77%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 32%
Jim Gibbons 57%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 54%
Benjamin Gilman 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 22%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 79%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 79%
Daniel Graham 21%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 79%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 60%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 81%
Mark Green 79%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 39%
James Greenwood 35%
Judd Gregg 81%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 11%
Gilbert Gutknecht 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 73%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 79%
Tony Hall 50%
James Hansen 63%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 79%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 56%
Robert Hayes 79%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 79%
Joel Hefley 79%
Jesse Helms 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 79%
Baron Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 79%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 29%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 30%
David Lee Hobson 60%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 17%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
Thomas Holden 59%
Ernest Hollings 21%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 22%
Darlene Hooley 23%
Stephen Horn 31%
John Nathan Hostettler 79%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 41%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 6%
Kenny Hulshof 79%
Duncan Hunter 79%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 90%
Kay Hutchison 73%
Henry Hyde 60%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 22%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 53%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 74%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 31%
William Jefferson 32%
James Merrill Jeffords 44%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Christopher John 74%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 9%
Nancy Johnson 34%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 79%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 39%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 79%
Paul Kanjorski 48%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 34%
Sue Kelly 42%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 21%
Dale Kildee 43%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 24%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 57%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 79%
Gerald Kleczka 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 74%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 45%
Dennis Kucinich 43%
Jon Kyl 73%
John LaFalce 41%
Ray LaHood 55%
Nicholas Lampson 42%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 36%
Tom Lantos 17%
Stephen Largent 79%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 79%
Steve LaTourette 58%
James Leach 44%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 34%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 6%
Jerry Lewis 71%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 10%
Ron Lewis 79%
Joe Lieberman 21%
Blanche Lincoln 36%
John Linder 79%
William Lipinski 57%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 52%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
Trent Lott, Sr. 81%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 6%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 79%
Ken Lucas 79%
Dick Lugar 52%
William Luther 26%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 17%
James Maloney 32%
Don Manzullo 71%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 15%
Frank Mascara 55%
Robert Matsui 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 67%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 24%
Karen McCarthy 12%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 73%
James McCrery III 67%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 6%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 6%
John McHugh 55%
Scott McInnis 64%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 64%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 66%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 17%
Michael McNulty 43%
Martin Meehan 17%
Carrie Meek 6%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 16%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 26%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 74%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 53%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 79%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 6%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 12%
Alan Mollohan 54%
Dennis Moore 35%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 74%
Constance Morella 21%
Frank Murkowski 81%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 21%
Jack Murtha 54%
Sue Myrick 79%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 6%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 26%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 36%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 62%
Robert William Ney 79%
Don Nickles 78%
Anne Northup 55%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 79%
James Nussle 79%
Jim Oberstar 37%
Dave Obey 26%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Doug Ose 50%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 67%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 26%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 22%
Ron Paul 59%
Donald Payne 15%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 68%
John Peterson 68%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 79%
David Phelps 68%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 79%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 79%
Richard Pombo 79%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 71%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 29%
Deborah Pryce 47%
Jack Quinn 50%
George Radanovich 79%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 49%
James Ramstad 45%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Ralph Regula 55%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 44%
Silvestre Reyes 36%
Thomas Reynolds 71%
Bob Riley 79%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 12%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 21%
Ciro Rodriguez 28%
Timothy Roemer 49%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 79%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 74%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 59%
Steve Rothman 28%
Marge Roukema 42%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 12%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 74%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 17%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 79%
Jim Ryun 79%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 41%
Rick Santorum 68%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 6%
Jim Saxton 52%
Robert Schaffer 74%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 17%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 79%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 78%
John Shadegg 79%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 52%
Christopher Shays 37%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 17%
Donald Sherwood 64%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 62%
Ronnie Shows 71%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 68%
Joseph Skeen 74%
Ike Skelton 60%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 34%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 54%
Gordon Smith 51%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 68%
Nick Smith 64%
Bob Smith 90%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Vic Snyder 29%
Mark Souder 66%
Arlen Specter 46%
John Spratt, Jr. 41%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 79%
Charles Stenholm 68%
Ted Stevens 53%
Ted Strickland 37%
Bob Stump 79%
Bart Stupak 43%
John Sununu 79%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 68%
John Tanner 49%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
William Tauzin 79%
Charles Taylor 79%
Gene Taylor 71%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 78%
Craig Thomas 81%
William Thomas 48%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
Fred Thompson 60%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 31%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 79%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 66%
Karen Thurman 29%
Strom Thurmond 70%
Todd Tiahrt 79%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 66%
Robert Torricelli 0%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 66%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 23%
James Turner 47%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 24%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 32%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 46%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 21%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 79%
George Voinovich 60%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 61%
James Walsh 51%
Zach Wamp 74%
John Warner 57%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 21%
Wesley Watkins 79%
Mel Watt 15%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 79%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 10%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Weldon 79%
W. Curtis Weldon 68%
Gerald Weller 55%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 14%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 74%
Heather Wilson 55%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 62%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 26%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 21%
Albert Wynn 17%
Bill Young 74%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 70%

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