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Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 79%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 67%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 21%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 74%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 59%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 53%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 71%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 81%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 81%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 68%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 62%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 38%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 79%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 36%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 79%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 29%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 68%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 79%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 81%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 74%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 64%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 78%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 22%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 32%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 44%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 79%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 34%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 6%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 65%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 79%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 61%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 48%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 79%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 17%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 39%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 39%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 6%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 56%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 79%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 62%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 34%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 21%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 79%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 6%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 34%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 79%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 24%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 79%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 79%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 24%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 21%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 49%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
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%

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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