or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues: Social , Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
Henry Bonilla 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
Michael Collins 75%
Larry Combest 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
Barbara Cubin 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
Randall Cunningham 75%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Thomas DeLay 75%
John Doolittle 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Terry Everett 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Henry Hyde 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
Ric Keller 75%
Mark Kennedy 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
Ron Lewis 75%
John Linder 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 75%
Don Manzullo 75%
John McHugh 75%
Scott McInnis 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 75%
Sue Myrick 75%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 75%
Robert William Ney 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
Michael Oxley 75%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 75%
John Peterson 75%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
Richard Pombo 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
Jim Ryun 75%
Edward Schrock 75%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
John Shadegg 75%
Donald Sherwood 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 75%
Cliff Stearns 75%
John Sullivan 75%
William Tauzin 75%
Charles Taylor 75%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 75%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
David Weldon 75%
Gerald Weller 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 75%
Bill Young 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
Elton Gallegly 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
Mark Green 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 71%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
James McCrery III 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 71%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 71%
George Radanovich 71%
Denny Rehberg 71%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
Tom Tancredo 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Paul Gillmor 70%
Melissa Hart 70%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
Dan Burton 68%
Chris Cannon 68%
Christopher Cox 68%
Philip Crane 68%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 63%
Cass Ballenger 63%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 63%
Philip English 63%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 63%
Porter Goss 63%
John Nathan Hostettler 63%
Ray LaHood 63%
Jerry Lewis 63%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 63%
James Nussle 63%
Thomas William Osborne 63%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 63%
Thomas Reynolds 63%
Jim Saxton 63%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 63%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 63%
Zach Wamp 63%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 63%
Wayne Allard 62%
George Allen 62%
Bob Bennett 62%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 62%
Jim Bunning 62%
Conrad Burns 62%
Steve Buyer 62%
Ben Campbell 62%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 62%
Larry Craig 62%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 62%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
John Ensign 62%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 62%
Peter Fitzgerald 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 62%
William Frist 62%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 62%
Judd Gregg 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 62%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 62%
Kay Hutchison 62%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 62%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Jon Kyl 62%
Trent Lott, Sr. 62%
Dick Lugar 62%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 62%
Don Nickles 62%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
Craig Thomas 62%
John Warner 62%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 61%
Pete Hoekstra 61%
Mark Souder 61%
Rick Santorum 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 58%
George Voinovich 58%
Kit Bond 57%
Thomas Davis III 57%
David Dreier 57%
Jennifer Dunn 57%
Jim Gibbons 57%
David Lee Hobson 57%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 57%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 57%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 57%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 57%
Nick Smith 57%
Gene Taylor 57%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
Heather Wilson 57%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Deborah Pryce 56%
Arlen Specter 56%
James Walsh 56%
Ted Stevens 55%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 54%
Thomas Holden 54%

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.

Back to top