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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 87%
Rodney Alexander 46%
Wayne Allard 59%
George Allen 59%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 34%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 12%
Cass Ballenger 65%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 37%
Bob Beauprez 71%
Chris Bell 34%
Bob Bennett 59%
Douglas Bereuter 52%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 47%
Michael Bilirakis 65%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 59%
Henry Bonilla 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 31%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
John Breaux 45%
Henry Brown, Jr. 87%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 59%
Conrad Burns 59%
Max Burns 87%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 15%
Ben Campbell 54%
Chris Cannon 95%
Eric Cantor 87%
Dennis Cardoza 37%
Brad Carson 42%
Julia Carson 18%
Edward Case 13%
Mike Castle 40%
Chris Chocola 87%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 59%
Michael Collins 95%
Kent Conrad 42%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 44%
Christopher Cox 86%
Larry Craig 59%
Robert Cramer 46%
Philip Crane 79%
Barbara Cubin 83%
Randall Cunningham 87%
Thomas Daschle 26%
Artur Davis 31%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 65%
Lincoln Davis 49%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 11%
Thomas DeLay 87%
Peter Deutsch 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Norm Dicks 22%
Chris Dodd 15%
Elizabeth Dole 59%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 87%
Byron Dorgan 37%
David Dreier 58%
Jennifer Dunn 61%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 39%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 59%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 85%
Tom Feeney 71%
Russ Feingold 15%
Michael Ferguson 63%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 59%
Mark Foley 56%
Harold Ford, Jr. 35%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 58%
Barney Frank 8%
William Frist 59%
Jonas Frost III 30%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Jim Gibbons 65%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 87%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 95%
Bart Gordon 43%
Porter Goss 87%
Daniel Graham 23%
Mark Green 71%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 59%
Gilbert Gutknecht 71%
Jane Harman 26%
Katherine Harris 79%
Melissa Hart 58%
J. Dennis Hastert 95%
Robert Hayes 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 71%
Joel Hefley 71%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Baron Hill 44%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
David Lee Hobson 61%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 26%
Pete Hoekstra 61%
Thomas Holden 48%
Ernest Hollings 26%
Darlene Hooley 31%
John Nathan Hostettler 65%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
Kenny Hulshof 71%
Duncan Hunter 87%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Henry Hyde 83%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 79%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Janklow 63%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 65%
Christopher John 48%
Nancy Johnson 42%
Tim Johnson 48%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Ric Keller 85%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 87%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 36%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Gerald Kleczka 23%
Joseph Knollenberg 87%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 49%
Dennis Kucinich 30%
Jon Kyl 59%
Ray LaHood 56%
Nicholas Lampson 37%
Tom Lantos 22%
Steve LaTourette 51%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 40%
Jerry Lewis 65%
Ron Lewis 77%
Joe Lieberman 24%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 87%
William Lipinski 53%
Trent Lott, Sr. 59%
Ken Lucas 52%
Dick Lugar 59%
Denise Majette 0%
Don Manzullo 65%
Jim Marshall 50%
Robert Matsui 13%
Karen McCarthy 13%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
James McCrery III 76%
John McHugh 56%
Scott McInnis 95%
Michael McNulty 36%
Martin Meehan 13%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 19%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Brad Miller 26%
Zell Bryan Miller 59%
Alan Mollohan 42%
Dennis Moore 30%
Jack Murtha 44%
Marilyn Musgrave 87%
Sue Myrick 79%
Ben Nelson 53%

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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