Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 62%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 81%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 81%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 73%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 77%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 42%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 55%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 61%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 12%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 12%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 12%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 67%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 12%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 70%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 25%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 91%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 15%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 16%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 15%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 17%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 91%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 67%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 19%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 61%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 73%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 19%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 25%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 23%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 12%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 26%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 91%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 81%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 28%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 73%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 53%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 80%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 84%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 91%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 39%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 85%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 34%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 18%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 61%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 91%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 84%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 58%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 61%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 42%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 73%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 22%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 36%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 73%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 71%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 71%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 81%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 80%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 44%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 23%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 27%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 19%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 19%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 15%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 49%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 35%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 85%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 73%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 77%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 23%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 85%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 30%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 85%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 23%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 49%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 26%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 61%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 76%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 34%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 60%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 91%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 19%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 91%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 55%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 58%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 59%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 28%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 51%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 81%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 19%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 24%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 48%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 29%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 61%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 41%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 19%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 29%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 53%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 25%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 25%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 19%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 12%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 17%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 24%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 22%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 22%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 15%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 61%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 85%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 66%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 34%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 65%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 67%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 41%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 49%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 84%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 76%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 70%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 61%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 38%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 12%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 91%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 36%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 91%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 73%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 40%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 39%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 84%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 77%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 33%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 36%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 71%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 67%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 39%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 91%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 84%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 84%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 70%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 70%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 67%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 91%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 83%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 65%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 77%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 32%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 85%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 85%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 85%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 35%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 85%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 85%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 23%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 84%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 81%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 47%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 76%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 91%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 19%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 26%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 19%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 22%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 67%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 31%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 77%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 81%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 60%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 38%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 59%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 47%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 84%
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 55%
Wayne Allard 84%
George Allen 71%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 31%
Brian Baird 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Charlie Bass 47%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 26%
Bob Beauprez 67%
Bob Bennett 63%
Shelley Berkley 19%
Howard Berman 16%
Marion Berry 48%
Judy Biggert 43%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 66%
Henry Bonilla 73%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 43%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 48%
Henry Brown, Jr. 81%
Ginny Brown-Waite 84%
Jim Bunning 84%
Conrad Burns 84%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 83%
Robert Byrd 31%
Chris Cannon 65%
Eric Cantor 77%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Julia Carson 19%
Edward Case 35%
Mike Castle 42%
Ben Chandler III 49%
Chris Chocola 77%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 63%
Kent Conrad 35%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 46%
Christopher Cox 67%
Larry Craig 84%
Robert Cramer 51%
Barbara Cubin 84%
Randall Cunningham 85%
Artur Davis 35%
James Davis 25%
Jo Ann Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 53%
Thomas Davis III 48%
Bill Delahunt 17%
Thomas DeLay 85%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Norm Dicks 27%
Chris Dodd 19%
Elizabeth Dole 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 69%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 40%
David Dreier 57%
Chet Edwards 46%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 73%
Philip English 52%
John Ensign 71%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Lane Evans 19%
Terry Everett 91%
Tom Feeney 91%
Russ Feingold 31%
Michael Ferguson 55%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 47%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 57%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 66%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Jim Gibbons 72%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 19%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 91%
Bart Gordon 46%
Mark Green 77%
Judd Gregg 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 91%
Jane Harman 29%
Katherine Harris 70%
Melissa Hart 61%
Robert Hayes 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 84%
Joel Hefley 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 45%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 57%
Pete Hoekstra 85%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 31%
John Nathan Hostettler 77%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Kay Hutchison 60%
Henry Hyde 65%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 34%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 77%
Nancy Johnson 41%
Tim Johnson 51%
Paul Kanjorski 37%
Ric Keller 85%
Sue Kelly 54%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 70%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 36%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 23%
James Kolbe 42%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 84%
Ray LaHood 55%
Tom Lantos 15%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 38%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Ron Lewis 81%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
John Linder 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 84%
Dick Lugar 52%
Don Manzullo 91%
Jim Marshall 52%
Robert Matsui 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
James McCrery III 77%
John McHugh 61%
Michael McNulty 40%
Martin Meehan 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 31%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 35%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 91%
Sue Myrick 91%
Ben Nelson 54%
Robert William Ney 60%
Anne Northup 64%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
James Nussle 61%
Jim Oberstar 36%
Dave Obey 28%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 61%
Major Owens 16%
Michael Oxley 61%
Ron Paul 54%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 70%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 73%
Todd Platts 65%
Richard Pombo 85%
Earl Pomeroy 37%
Jon Porter, Sr. 47%
Deborah Pryce 48%
George Radanovich 77%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 67%
Denny Rehberg 85%
Richard Renzi 70%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 67%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 25%
Jim Ryun 85%
Martin Olav Sabo 17%
Rick Santorum 71%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 56%
John Shadegg 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 59%
Christopher Shays 38%
Donald Sherwood 66%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 43%
Ike Skelton 48%
Gordon Smith 56%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 31%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 73%
Arlen Specter 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 37%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Ted Stevens 63%
Ted Strickland 29%
Bart Stupak 39%
John Sullivan 80%
John Sununu 66%
John Sweeney 58%
James Talent 84%
Tom Tancredo 81%
John Tanner 46%
Ellen Tauscher 19%
Charles Taylor 85%
Gene Taylor 77%
Craig Thomas 84%
William Thomas 59%
Todd Tiahrt 77%
Ed Towns 18%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
George Voinovich 53%
James Walsh 51%
Zach Wamp 85%
John Warner 47%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 14%
David Weldon 83%
W. Curtis Weldon 54%
Gerald Weller 56%
Robert Wexler 14%
Heather Wilson 51%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 31%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 65%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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