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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
Gary Ackerman 18%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 87%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 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 Republican 87%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 12%
Cass Ballenger 65%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 85%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 37%
Bob Beauprez 71%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 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. Democratic 22%
Judy Biggert 47%
Michael Bilirakis 65%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 24%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 79%
Kit Bond 59%
Henry Bonilla 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 79%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 31%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 77%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
John Breaux 45%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 29%
Henry Brown, Jr. 87%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 59%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 59%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 87%
Conrad Burns 59%
Max Burns 87%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 95%
Ben Campbell 54%
Chris Cannon 95%
Eric Cantor 87%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 21%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 52%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 26%
Dennis Cardoza 37%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 37%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
Edward Case 13%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 46%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 59%
Chris Chocola 87%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 59%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 79%
Norm Coleman 59%
Michael Collins 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
Kent Conrad 42%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 35%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 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 Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 29%
Barbara Cubin 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 65%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 19%
Randall Cunningham 87%
Thomas Daschle 26%
Artur Davis 31%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 65%
Lincoln Davis 49%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
Thomas Davis III 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 31%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
Thomas DeLay 87%
Peter Deutsch 27%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 59%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
Norm Dicks 22%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 36%
Chris Dodd 15%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 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. Democratic 37%
David Dreier 58%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 65%
Jennifer Dunn 61%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 39%
Vern Ehlers 56%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 59%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 12%
Tom Feeney 71%
Russ Feingold 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
Michael Ferguson 63%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 61%
Mark Foley 56%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 65%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 58%
Barney Frank 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 51%
William Frist 59%
Jonas Frost III 30%
Elton Gallegly 84%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 79%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 52%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 87%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 95%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 95%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 71%
Bart Gordon 43%
Porter Goss 87%
Daniel Graham 23%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 59%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 64%
Mark Green 71%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
James Greenwood 43%

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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