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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
Wayne Allard 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
Jim Bunning 90%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
William Phillip Gramm 90%
Jesse Helms 90%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
Bob Smith 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 81%
Larry Craig 81%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 81%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 81%
Judd Gregg 81%
Trent Lott, Sr. 81%
Frank Murkowski 81%
Craig Thomas 81%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
Richard Armey 79%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 79%
Robert Barr, Jr. 79%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 79%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 79%
Ed Bryant 79%
Dan Burton 79%
Steve Buyer 79%
Herbert Callahan 79%
Chris Cannon 79%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 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 Republican 79%
Porter Goss 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
Mark Green 79%
Gilbert Gutknecht 79%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 79%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 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 Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 79%
Stephen Largent 79%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 79%
Ron Lewis 79%
John Linder 79%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 79%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 79%
Sue Myrick 79%
Robert William Ney 79%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 79%
James Nussle 79%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 79%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 79%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 79%
Richard Pombo 79%
George Radanovich 79%
Bob Riley 79%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 79%
Jim Ryun 79%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 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 Republican 79%
Todd Tiahrt 79%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 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 Republican 78%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 78%
George Gekas 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 74%
Michael Bilirakis 74%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 74%
Christopher John 74%
Joseph Knollenberg 74%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 74%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 74%
Robert Schaffer 74%
Joseph Skeen 74%
Zach Wamp 74%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 74%
Bill Young 74%
Kit Bond 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 73%
Kay Hutchison 73%
Jon Kyl 73%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 71%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
Randall Cunningham 71%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 71%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Don Manzullo 71%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 71%
Thomas Reynolds 71%
Ronnie Shows 71%
Gene Taylor 71%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 71%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
Strom Thurmond 70%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
William Frist 68%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
John Peterson 68%
David Phelps 68%
Rick Santorum 68%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 68%
Charles Stenholm 68%
Tom Tancredo 68%
W. Curtis Weldon 68%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 67%
James McCrery III 67%
Michael Oxley 67%
Ben Campbell 66%
Pete Hoekstra 66%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 66%
Mark Souder 66%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 66%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 66%
James Traficant, Jr. 66%
Cass Ballenger 65%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 65%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 65%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 65%
Conrad Burns 64%
John Cooksey 64%
Scott McInnis 64%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 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 Republican 62%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 61%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 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 Republican 59%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Marion Berry 57%
Jerry Costello 57%
Jim Gibbons 57%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 57%
William Lipinski 57%
John Warner 57%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 56%
Bob Bennett 55%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Mary Bono Mack 55%

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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