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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 62%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 63%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 58%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 63%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 28%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 29%
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 29%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 6%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 2%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 68%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 18%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 62%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 23%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 57%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 62%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 63%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 26%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 57%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 62%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 62%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 34%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 34%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 41%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 29%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 19%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 34%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 19%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 34%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 19%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 49%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 63%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 37%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 29%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 37%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 61%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 62%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 54%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 29%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 44%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 19%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 46%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 52%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 6%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 18%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 27%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 62%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 34%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 19%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 63%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 19%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 71%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 29%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 57%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 57%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 28%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 54%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 51%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 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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