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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues:
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 79%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 73%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 59%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 66%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 68%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 36%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 42%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 81%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 73%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 41%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 6%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 73%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 81%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 34%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 21%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 69%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 69%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 46%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 79%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 29%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 31%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 81%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 67%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 52%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 23%
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 81%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 31%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 81%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 69%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 34%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 69%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 81%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 69%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 59%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 23%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 81%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 69%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 55%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 11%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 81%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 42%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 32%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 43%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 81%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 81%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 32%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 69%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 36%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 81%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 36%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 81%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 66%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 55%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 49%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 69%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 23%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 63%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 81%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 59%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 44%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 11%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 11%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 59%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 8%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 69%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 81%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 11%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%

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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