Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Social Policy Score

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

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