Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues: Social , Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 8%
Gary Ackerman 18%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 87%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 59%
Rodney Alexander 46%
Wayne Allard 59%
George Allen 59%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 34%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 87%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 8%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 12%
Cass Ballenger 65%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 85%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 37%
Bob Beauprez 71%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12%
Chris Bell 34%
Bob Bennett 59%
Douglas Bereuter 52%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 22%
Judy Biggert 47%
Michael Bilirakis 65%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 83%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 24%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 95%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 13%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 87%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 79%
Kit Bond 59%
Henry Bonilla 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 79%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 31%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 54%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 77%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 13%
John Breaux 45%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 29%
Henry Brown, Jr. 87%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 59%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 59%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 87%
Conrad Burns 59%
Max Burns 87%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 15%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 78%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 95%
Ben Campbell 54%
Chris Cannon 95%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 87%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 21%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 52%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 13%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 10%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 26%
Dennis Cardoza 37%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 37%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 18%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 95%
Edward Case 13%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 71%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 46%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 59%
Chris Chocola 87%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 87%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 59%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 79%
Norm Coleman 59%
Michael Collins 95%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 46%
Kent Conrad 42%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 35%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 59%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 44%
Christopher Cox 86%
Larry Craig 59%
Robert Cramer 46%
Philip Crane 79%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 59%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 78%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 29%
Barbara Cubin 83%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 65%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 19%
Randall Cunningham 87%
Thomas Daschle 26%
Artur Davis 31%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 65%
Lincoln Davis 49%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 20%
Thomas Davis III 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 95%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 31%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 11%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
Thomas DeLay 87%
Peter Deutsch 27%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 59%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
Norm Dicks 22%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 36%
Chris Dodd 15%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
Elizabeth Dole 59%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 87%
Byron Dorgan 37%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 37%
David Dreier 58%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 65%
Jennifer Dunn 61%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 15%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 39%
Vern Ehlers 56%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 13%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 59%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 59%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 85%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 12%
Tom Feeney 71%
Russ Feingold 15%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 32%
Michael Ferguson 63%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 61%
Mark Foley 56%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 65%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 58%
Barney Frank 8%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 87%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 51%
William Frist 59%
Jonas Frost III 30%
Elton Gallegly 84%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 79%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 52%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 87%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 95%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 71%
Bart Gordon 43%
Porter Goss 87%
Daniel Graham 23%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 59%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 59%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 64%
Mark Green 71%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 38%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 59%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 13%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 16%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 59%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 56%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
Jane Harman 26%
Katherine Harris 79%
Melissa Hart 58%
J. Dennis Hastert 95%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 79%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 59%
Robert Hayes 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 71%
Joel Hefley 71%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 71%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Baron Hill 44%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 34%
David Lee Hobson 61%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 26%
Pete Hoekstra 61%
Thomas Holden 48%
Ernest Hollings 26%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 8%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 12%
Darlene Hooley 31%
John Nathan Hostettler 65%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 23%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
Duncan Hunter 87%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Henry Hyde 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 59%
Daniel Inouye 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 24%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 24%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 77%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 79%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 12%
William Janklow 63%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 65%
Christopher John 48%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
Nancy Johnson 42%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
Tim Johnson 48%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 26%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 36%
Ric Keller 85%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 87%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 36%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 30%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 71%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 78%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 85%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 46%
Gerald Kleczka 23%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 87%
Joseph Knollenberg 87%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 49%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Jon Kyl 59%
Ray LaHood 56%
Nicholas Lampson 37%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 37%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 38%
Tom Lantos 22%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 34%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 79%
Steve LaTourette 51%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 26%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
Jerry Lewis 65%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 77%
Joe Lieberman 24%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 87%
William Lipinski 53%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 52%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 16%
Trent Lott, Sr. 59%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 13%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 60%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 52%
Dick Lugar 59%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 39%
Denise Majette 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
Don Manzullo 65%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
Jim Marshall 50%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 40%
Robert Matsui 13%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 59%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 25%
Karen McCarthy 13%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 59%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
James McCrery III 76%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 13%
John McHugh 56%
Scott McInnis 95%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 49%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 61%
Michael McNulty 36%
Martin Meehan 13%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 19%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 27%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 78%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 41%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 71%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 95%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 71%
Brad Miller 26%
Zell Bryan Miller 59%
Alan Mollohan 42%
Dennis Moore 30%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 56%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 52%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 71%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Jack Murtha 44%
Marilyn Musgrave 87%
Sue Myrick 79%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 13%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 26%
Ben Nelson 53%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 34%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 61%
Robert William Ney 54%
Don Nickles 59%
Anne Northup 87%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 87%
James Nussle 71%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 56%
Doug Ose 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 58%
Major Owens 17%
Michael Oxley 64%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 27%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 23%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 85%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 87%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 45%
John Peterson 85%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 65%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 65%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
Todd Platts 55%
Richard Pombo 79%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Jon Porter, Sr. 65%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 61%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 24%
Deborah Pryce 51%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 44%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 79%
Jack Quinn 55%
George Radanovich 77%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 41%
James Ramstad 44%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 61%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 41%
Richard Renzi 95%
Silvestre Reyes 39%
Thomas Reynolds 65%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 59%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 26%
Ciro Rodriguez 31%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 87%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 79%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 86%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 58%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 63%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 28%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 71%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 35%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 70%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 36%
Jim Ryun 95%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 24%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 30%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 39%
Rick Santorum 59%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 55%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 23%
Edward Schrock 87%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 35%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 71%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 59%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 87%
John Shadegg 65%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 65%
Christopher Shays 41%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 59%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 19%
Donald Sherwood 65%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 56%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 61%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 42%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 53%
Ike Skelton 49%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 16%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 30%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 58%
Gordon Smith 57%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 87%
Nick Smith 84%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Vic Snyder 25%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 87%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 35%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 79%
Charles Stenholm 48%
Ted Stevens 51%
Ted Strickland 34%
Bart Stupak 44%
John Sullivan 77%
John Sununu 57%
John Sweeney 87%
James Talent 59%
Tom Tancredo 65%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
William Tauzin 71%
Charles Taylor 87%
Gene Taylor 55%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 79%
Craig Thomas 59%
William Thomas 58%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 20%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 26%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
Todd Tiahrt 87%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 64%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 10%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 65%
Ed Towns 16%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 12%
James Turner 47%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 70%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 22%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 11%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 58%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 31%
George Voinovich 59%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 54%
James Walsh 65%
Zach Wamp 87%
John Warner 55%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Diane Watson 8%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Anthony Weiner 20%
David Weldon 65%
W. Curtis Weldon 54%
Gerald Weller 87%
Robert Wexler 16%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 64%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 79%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 84%
Heather Wilson 56%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 58%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 35%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 60%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 78%

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