Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues:
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 81%
Wayne Allard 79%
George Allen 70%
Thomas Allen 11%
Rob Andrews 23%
Richard Armey 81%
Joe Baca, Sr. 31%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 69%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 47%
Bob Barr, Jr. 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 81%
Charlie Bass 42%
Max Baucus 36%
Evan Bayh 36%
Bob Bennett 79%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 30%
Douglas Bereuter 63%
Shelley Berkley 23%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 53%
Judy Biggert 42%
Michael Bilirakis 69%
Jeff Bingaman 32%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 79%
Henry Bonilla 69%
David Edward Bonior 36%
Mary Bono Mack 51%
Robert Borski, Jr. 43%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Rick Boucher 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
John Breaux 54%
Henry Brown, Jr. 81%
Ed Bryant 81%
Jim Bunning 79%
Conrad Burns 79%
Dan Burton 81%
Steve Buyer 69%
Robert Byrd 53%
Herbert Callahan 67%
Ben Campbell 59%
Chris Cannon 81%
Jean Carnahan 44%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 11%
Mike Castle 45%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 20%
Robert Clement 51%
Hillary Clinton 20%
Michael Collins 69%
Larry Combest 81%
Gary Condit 38%
Kent Conrad 51%
John Cooksey 67%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 52%
Christopher Cox 67%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 79%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 69%
Barbara Cubin 81%
Randall Cunningham 69%
Thomas Daschle 8%
James Davis 34%
Jo Ann Davis 81%
Thomas Davis III 51%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 81%
Peter Deutsch 23%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 32%
Chris Dodd 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 58%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 81%
Byron Dorgan 51%
David Dreier 54%
Jennifer Dunn 53%
John Edwards 36%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 69%
Philip English 55%
John Ensign 68%
Bob Etheridge 34%
Lane Evans 11%
Terry Everett 81%
Russ Feingold 32%
Michael Ferguson 54%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
Mark Foley 47%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 79%
Jonas Frost III 30%
Elton Gallegly 69%
John Ganske 63%
George Gekas 69%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 20%
Jim Gibbons 69%
Wayne Gilchrest 49%
Paul Gillmor 63%
Benjamin Gilman 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 11%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 81%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 69%
Daniel Graham 20%
William Phillip Gramm 79%
Mark Green 81%
James Greenwood 41%
Judd Gregg 79%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 54%
Gilbert Gutknecht 81%
Tony Hall 54%
James Hansen 81%
Jane Harman 29%
Melissa Hart 81%
Robert Hayes 81%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 81%
Joel Hefley 81%
Jesse Helms 79%
Wally Herger, Jr. 69%
Baron Hill 41%
Van Hilleary 81%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 27%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 55%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 11%
Pete Hoekstra 63%
Thomas Holden 55%
Ernest Hollings 32%
Darlene Hooley 19%
Stephen Horn 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 81%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 39%
Kenny Hulshof 69%
Duncan Hunter 81%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 59%
Kay Hutchison 59%
Henry Hyde 81%
Daniel Inouye 8%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 22%
James Merrill Jeffords 42%
William Lewis Jenkins 81%
Christopher John 61%
Nancy Johnson 40%
Tim Johnson 59%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 81%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 8%
Mark Kennedy 69%
Patrick Kennedy 11%
Brian Kerns 81%
Dale Kildee 42%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 21%
Joseph Knollenberg 69%
Herb Kohl 8%
James Kolbe 44%
Dennis Kucinich 41%
Jon Kyl 79%
John LaFalce 47%
Ray LaHood 55%
Nicholas Lampson 38%
Tom Lantos 27%
Steve LaTourette 61%
James Leach 39%
Jerry Lewis 60%
Ron Lewis 81%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 36%
John Linder 81%
William Lipinski 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 72%
Dick Lugar 73%
William Luther 23%
James Maloney 34%
Don Manzullo 59%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 11%
Karen McCarthy 11%
James McCrery III 61%
John McHugh 58%
Scott McInnis 67%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 22%
Michael McNulty 42%
Martin Meehan 11%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 19%
Dan Miller 52%
Zell Bryan Miller 59%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 21%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Dennis Moore 27%
Constance Morella 23%
Jack Murtha 47%
Sue Myrick 81%
Ben Nelson 48%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 69%
Robert William Ney 69%
Don Nickles 79%
Anne Northup 69%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 69%
James Nussle 69%
Jim Oberstar 44%
Dave Obey 36%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
Thomas William Osborne 69%
Doug Ose 47%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 69%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 81%
David Phelps 81%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 81%
Todd Platts 69%
Richard Pombo 81%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
Deborah Pryce 45%
Jack Quinn 53%
George Radanovich 81%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 61%
Denny Rehberg 67%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 69%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 23%
Timothy Roemer 50%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 23%
Marge Roukema 44%
Jim Ryun 81%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 34%
Rick Santorum 79%
Paul Sarbanes 8%
Jim Saxton 69%
Robert Schaffer 81%
Edward Schrock 81%
John Shadegg 66%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 55%
Christopher Shays 37%
Donald Sherwood 67%
Ronnie Shows 81%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 40%
Joseph Skeen 69%
Ike Skelton 61%
Gordon Smith 55%
Nick Smith 69%
Bob Smith 79%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 39%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 63%
Arlen Specter 43%
John Spratt, Jr. 45%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 81%
Charles Stenholm 55%
Ted Stevens 73%
Ted Strickland 36%
Bob Stump 63%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sweeney 53%
Tom Tancredo 81%
John Tanner 47%
Ellen Tauscher 11%
William Tauzin 69%
Charles Taylor 81%
Gene Taylor 63%
Craig Thomas 79%
William Thomas 47%
Fred Thompson 79%
Karen Thurman 40%
Strom Thurmond 79%
Todd Tiahrt 81%
Robert Torricelli 32%
Ed Towns 20%
James Traficant, Jr. 69%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 23%
James Turner 47%
George Voinovich 55%
James Walsh 61%
Zach Wamp 81%
John Warner 59%
Wesley Watkins 81%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 81%
Anthony Weiner 11%
David Weldon 81%
W. Curtis Weldon 60%
Gerald Weller 69%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 11%
Heather Wilson 69%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 33%
Albert Wynn 34%
Bill Young 69%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 23%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 8%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 11%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 23%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 11%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 27%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 21%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 11%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 8%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 44%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 11%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 32%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 34%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 11%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 11%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 22%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 45%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 36%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 27%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 19%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 38%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 23%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 31%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 27%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 19%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 11%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 27%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 46%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 8%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 36%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 41%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 42%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 32%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 23%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 20%
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 11%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 11%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 11%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 81%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 21%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 43%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 30%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 11%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 59%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 34%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 8%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 27%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 8%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 18%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 34%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 23%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 36%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 11%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 11%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 49%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 21%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 31%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 23%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 11%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 29%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 20%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 27%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 11%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 36%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 6%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 27%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 32%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 21%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 31%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 21%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 11%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 11%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 47%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 29%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 81%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 67%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 81%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 81%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 69%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 81%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 59%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 69%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 69%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 81%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 55%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 81%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 69%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 73%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 46%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 68%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 81%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 81%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 69%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 55%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 81%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 79%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 66%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 45%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 81%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 55%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 79%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 69%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 59%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 63%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 69%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 79%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 79%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 61%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 81%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 81%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 55%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 81%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 69%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 61%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 69%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 59%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 73%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 63%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 81%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 81%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 63%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 81%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 66%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 81%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 69%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 69%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 70%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 69%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 61%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 58%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 52%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 81%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 81%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 81%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 73%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 63%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 79%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 81%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 67%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 69%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 63%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 81%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 63%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 69%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 81%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 69%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 55%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 55%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 81%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 81%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 81%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 69%

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