Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 62%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 62%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 63%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 75%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 58%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 63%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 8%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 28%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 19%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 19%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 3%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 28%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 19%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 3%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 29%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 63%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 29%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 75%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 18%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 6%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 75%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 3%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 28%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 57%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 75%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 19%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 6%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 3%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 16%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 38%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 38%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 75%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 3%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 70%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 75%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 75%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 2%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 68%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 18%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 62%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 23%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 57%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 62%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 75%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 63%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 6%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 8%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 6%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 75%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 26%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 62%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 57%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 62%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 62%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 34%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 34%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 8%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 41%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 29%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 19%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 29%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 52%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 18%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 57%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 57%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 19%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 34%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 8%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 54%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 75%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 62%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 75%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 19%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 34%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 19%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 71%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 49%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 63%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 54%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 37%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 47%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 18%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 37%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 18%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 75%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 29%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 29%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 27%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 3%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 27%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 19%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 29%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 6%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 19%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 71%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 63%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 35%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 61%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 62%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 18%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 54%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 29%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 75%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 8%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 75%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 44%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 75%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 19%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 46%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 52%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 75%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 6%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 18%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 75%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 71%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 75%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 75%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 28%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 8%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 19%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 8%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 27%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 62%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 34%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 75%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 75%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 19%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 63%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 19%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 25%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 29%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 8%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 71%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 57%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 57%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 28%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 54%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 51%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 62%
Gary Ackerman 16%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
Wayne Allard 62%
George Allen 62%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 26%
Joe Baca, Sr. 19%
Brian Baird 19%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Cass Ballenger 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 44%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 38%
Bob Bennett 62%
Douglas Bereuter 52%
Shelley Berkley 19%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 46%
Judy Biggert 42%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 39%
Kit Bond 57%
Henry Bonilla 75%
Mary Bono Mack 51%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 26%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
John Breaux 44%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Jim Bunning 62%
Conrad Burns 62%
Dan Burton 68%
Steve Buyer 62%
Robert Byrd 48%
Ben Campbell 62%
Chris Cannon 68%
Eric Cantor 75%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 16%
Mike Castle 42%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Michael Collins 75%
Larry Combest 75%
Kent Conrad 18%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 49%
Christopher Cox 68%
Larry Craig 62%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 68%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Thomas Daschle 28%
James Davis 35%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 57%
Bill Delahunt 16%
Thomas DeLay 75%
Peter Deutsch 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Norm Dicks 19%
Chris Dodd 28%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
Calvin Dooley 19%
John Doolittle 75%
Byron Dorgan 38%
David Dreier 57%
Jennifer Dunn 57%
John Edwards 38%
Chet Edwards 39%
Vern Ehlers 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
Philip English 63%
John Ensign 62%
Bob Etheridge 35%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 75%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 53%
Bob Filner 3%
Peter Fitzgerald 62%
Mark Foley 53%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 62%
Barney Frank 8%
William Frist 62%
Jonas Frost III 19%
Elton Gallegly 71%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 28%
Jim Gibbons 57%
Wayne Gilchrest 49%
Paul Gillmor 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 63%
Daniel Graham 48%
Mark Green 71%
James Greenwood 37%
Judd Gregg 62%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
Jane Harman 29%
Melissa Hart 70%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Baron Hill 37%
Maurice Hinchey 18%
David Lee Hobson 57%
Pete Hoekstra 61%
Thomas Holden 54%
Ernest Hollings 46%
Darlene Hooley 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 63%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 42%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Kay Hutchison 62%
Henry Hyde 75%
Daniel Inouye 32%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Christopher John 51%
Nancy Johnson 39%
Tim Johnson 54%
Paul Kanjorski 46%
Ric Keller 75%
Sue Kelly 48%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 75%
Patrick Kennedy 34%
Dale Kildee 46%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 26%
Gerald Kleczka 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Herb Kohl 36%
James Kolbe 42%
Dennis Kucinich 35%
Jon Kyl 62%
Ray LaHood 63%
Nicholas Lampson 38%
Tom Lantos 19%
Steve LaTourette 56%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 63%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
John Linder 75%
William Lipinski 52%
Trent Lott, Sr. 62%
Ken Lucas 75%
Dick Lugar 62%
Don Manzullo 75%
Robert Matsui 8%
Karen McCarthy 19%
James McCrery III 71%
John McHugh 75%
Scott McInnis 75%
Michael McNulty 41%
Martin Meehan 19%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
Zell Bryan Miller 45%
Alan Mollohan 48%
Dennis Moore 29%
Jack Murtha 47%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 75%
Robert William Ney 75%
Don Nickles 62%
Anne Northup 54%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
James Nussle 63%
Jim Oberstar 44%
Dave Obey 37%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
Thomas William Osborne 63%
Doug Ose 49%
Major Owens 19%
Michael Oxley 75%
Ron Paul 51%
Donald Payne 3%
John Peterson 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 71%
Todd Platts 54%
Richard Pombo 75%
Earl Pomeroy 45%
Deborah Pryce 56%
Jack Quinn 53%
George Radanovich 71%
James Ramstad 53%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 71%
Silvestre Reyes 39%
Thomas Reynolds 63%
Ciro Rodriguez 19%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 19%
Jim Ryun 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 3%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 37%
Rick Santorum 60%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 63%
Edward Schrock 75%
John Shadegg 75%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 63%
Christopher Shays 40%
Donald Sherwood 75%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 40%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 51%
Nick Smith 57%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 35%
Hilda Solis 2%
Mark Souder 61%
Arlen Specter 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 35%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Charles Stenholm 54%
Ted Stevens 55%
Ted Strickland 40%
Bart Stupak 48%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sweeney 52%
Tom Tancredo 71%
John Tanner 48%
Ellen Tauscher 29%
William Tauzin 75%
Charles Taylor 75%
Gene Taylor 57%
Craig Thomas 62%
William Thomas 48%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
Ed Towns 3%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 2%
James Turner 42%
George Voinovich 58%
James Walsh 56%
Zach Wamp 63%
John Warner 62%
Diane Watson 17%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 19%
David Weldon 75%
W. Curtis Weldon 52%
Gerald Weller 75%
Robert Wexler 19%
Heather Wilson 57%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 34%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 75%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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