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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues:
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 23%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 81%
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%
Spencer Bachus 67%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 69%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 47%
Bob Barr, Jr. 81%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 81%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 81%
Charlie Bass 42%
Max Baucus 36%
Evan Bayh 36%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 79%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 30%
Douglas Bereuter 63%
Shelley Berkley 23%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 53%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
Judy Biggert 42%
Michael Bilirakis 69%
Jeff Bingaman 32%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 69%
Kit Bond 79%
Henry Bonilla 69%
David Edward Bonior 36%
Mary Bono Mack 51%
Robert Borski, Jr. 43%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Rick Boucher 29%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 81%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 11%
John Breaux 54%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 23%
Henry Brown, Jr. 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 59%
Ed Bryant 81%
Jim Bunning 79%
Conrad Burns 79%
Dan Burton 81%
Steve Buyer 69%
Robert Byrd 53%
Herbert Callahan 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 69%
Dave Camp 69%
Ben Campbell 59%
Chris Cannon 81%
Eric Cantor 81%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
Jean Carnahan 44%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 11%
Mike Castle 45%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 81%
Lincoln Chafee 44%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 11%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 20%
Robert Clement 51%
Hillary Clinton 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 32%
Howard Coble 69%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 73%
Michael Collins 69%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
Larry Combest 81%
Gary Condit 38%
Kent Conrad 51%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
John Cooksey 67%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 52%
Christopher Cox 67%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 79%
Robert Cramer 55%
Philip Crane 69%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 81%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 34%
Barbara Cubin 81%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
Randall Cunningham 69%
Thomas Daschle 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 34%
Jo Ann Davis 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 11%
Thomas Davis III 51%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 69%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 22%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
Thomas DeLay 81%
Peter Deutsch 23%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 55%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 32%
John Dingell 33%
Chris Dodd 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 58%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 81%
Byron Dorgan 51%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 45%
David Dreier 54%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
Jennifer Dunn 53%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 36%
John Edwards 36%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 69%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
Philip English 55%
John Ensign 68%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27%
Bob Etheridge 34%
Lane Evans 11%
Terry Everett 81%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 19%
Russ Feingold 32%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
Michael Ferguson 54%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 66%
Mark Foley 47%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 81%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 69%
Daniel Graham 20%
William Phillip Gramm 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 55%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 69%
Mark Green 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
James Greenwood 41%
Judd Gregg 79%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 54%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 23%
Gilbert Gutknecht 81%
Charles Hagel 59%
Ralph Hall 63%
Tony Hall 54%
James Hansen 81%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 29%
Melissa Hart 81%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
Doc Hastings 69%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 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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