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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues: Conservative , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 6%
Rob Andrews 29%
Richard Armey 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 43%
Brian Baird 12%
Richard Hugh Baker 74%
Cass Ballenger 65%
James Barcia 62%
Bob Barr, Jr. 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 21%
Bob Bennett 55%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 26%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Shelley Berkley 24%
Howard Berman 17%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 46%
Michael Bilirakis 74%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Rod Blagojevich 28%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Kit Bond 73%
Henry Bonilla 59%
David Edward Bonior 33%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Robert Borski, Jr. 45%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 48%
John Breaux 46%
Ed Bryant 79%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 64%
Dan Burton 79%
Steve Buyer 79%
Robert Byrd 39%
Herbert Callahan 79%
Ben Campbell 66%
Chris Cannon 79%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 38%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 36%
Robert Clement 48%
Michael Collins 79%
Larry Combest 79%
Gary Condit 37%
Kent Conrad 39%
John Cooksey 64%
Jerry Costello 57%
Christopher Cox 79%
William Coyne 9%
Larry Craig 81%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 79%
Barbara Cubin 79%
Randall Cunningham 71%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 34%
Thomas Davis III 51%
Bill Delahunt 15%
Thomas DeLay 79%
James DeMint 79%
Peter Deutsch 26%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Norm Dicks 22%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
Calvin Dooley 17%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 39%
David Dreier 79%
Jennifer Dunn 52%
John Edwards 21%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 51%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 79%
Philip English 62%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 26%
Terry Everett 79%
Russ Feingold 21%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 54%
Ernest Fletcher 79%
Mark Foley 39%
Harold Ford, Jr. 31%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 61%
Barney Frank 0%
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%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 79%
Daniel Graham 21%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Mark Green 79%
James Greenwood 35%
Judd Gregg 81%
Gilbert Gutknecht 79%
Tony Hall 50%
James Hansen 63%
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%
David Lee Hobson 60%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 17%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
Thomas Holden 59%
Ernest Hollings 21%
Darlene Hooley 23%
Stephen Horn 31%
John Nathan Hostettler 79%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 41%
Kenny Hulshof 79%
Duncan Hunter 79%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 90%
Kay Hutchison 73%
Henry Hyde 60%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 74%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 32%
James Merrill Jeffords 44%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Christopher John 74%
Nancy Johnson 34%
Paul Kanjorski 48%
Sue Kelly 42%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 43%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
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%
Tom Lantos 17%
Stephen Largent 79%
Steve LaTourette 58%
James Leach 44%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 79%
Joe Lieberman 21%
Blanche Lincoln 36%
John Linder 79%
William Lipinski 57%
Trent Lott, Sr. 81%
Dick Lugar 52%
William Luther 26%
James Maloney 32%
Don Manzullo 71%
Frank Mascara 55%
Robert Matsui 15%
Karen McCarthy 12%
James McCrery III 67%
John McHugh 55%
Scott McInnis 64%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 17%
Michael McNulty 43%
Martin Meehan 17%
Carrie Meek 6%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 53%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 12%
Alan Mollohan 54%
Dennis Moore 35%
Constance Morella 21%
Frank Murkowski 81%
Jack Murtha 54%
Sue Myrick 79%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 62%
Robert William Ney 79%

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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