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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 18%
Gary Ackerman 16%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 63%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
Wayne Allard 62%
George Allen 62%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 26%
Joe Baca, Sr. 19%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
Brian Baird 19%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
Cass Ballenger 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 44%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 38%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Bob Bennett 62%
Douglas Bereuter 52%
Shelley Berkley 19%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 46%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 34%
Judy Biggert 42%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 39%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 63%
Kit Bond 57%
Henry Bonilla 75%
Mary Bono Mack 51%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 26%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
John Breaux 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 62%
Jim Bunning 62%
Conrad Burns 62%
Dan Burton 68%
Steve Buyer 62%
Robert Byrd 48%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
Ben Campbell 62%
Chris Cannon 68%
Eric Cantor 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 29%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 16%
Mike Castle 42%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 52%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 6%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 62%
Michael Collins 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
Larry Combest 75%
Kent Conrad 18%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 49%
Christopher Cox 68%
Larry Craig 62%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 68%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 27%
Barbara Cubin 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 29%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Thomas Daschle 28%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
James Davis 35%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
Thomas Davis III 57%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 29%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
Bill Delahunt 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
Thomas DeLay 75%
Peter Deutsch 27%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 61%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Norm Dicks 19%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 34%
Chris Dodd 28%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
Calvin Dooley 19%
John Doolittle 75%
Byron Dorgan 38%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 44%
David Dreier 57%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Jennifer Dunn 57%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 38%
Chet Edwards 39%
Vern Ehlers 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
Philip English 63%
John Ensign 62%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 28%
Bob Etheridge 35%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 28%
Michael Ferguson 53%
Bob Filner 3%
Peter Fitzgerald 62%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 63%
Mark Foley 53%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 62%
Barney Frank 8%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 47%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 63%
Daniel Graham 48%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 62%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
Mark Green 71%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 19%
James Greenwood 37%
Judd Gregg 62%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 23%
Jane Harman 29%
Melissa Hart 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 3%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 62%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Baron Hill 37%
Maurice Hinchey 18%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 28%
David Lee Hobson 57%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 19%
Pete Hoekstra 61%
Thomas Holden 54%
Ernest Hollings 46%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 63%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 42%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 19%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Kay Hutchison 62%

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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