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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 52%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 59%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 79%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 87%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 59%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 63%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 34%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 78%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 59%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 53%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 59%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 56%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 46%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 24%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 31%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 59%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 56%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 59%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 64%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 59%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 39%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 26%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 87%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 64%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 59%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 22%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 24%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 51%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 27%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 85%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 11%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 16%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 79%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 61%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 59%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 59%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 54%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 31%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 61%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 71%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 65%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 26%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 38%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 59%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 65%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 35%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 95%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 34%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 59%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 59%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 65%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 26%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 30%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 34%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 21%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 24%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 70%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 30%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 71%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 52%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 59%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 87%

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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