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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
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%
Spencer Bachus 77%
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%
Tim Bishop 29%
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%
Dave Camp 85%
Chris Cannon 65%
Eric Cantor 77%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Julia Carson 19%
Edward Case 35%
Mike Castle 42%
Lincoln Chafee 39%
Saxby Chambliss 84%
Ben Chandler III 49%
Chris Chocola 77%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 91%
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%
John Dingell 30%
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 Gerlach 50%
Jim Gibbons 72%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 73%
Phil Gingrey 85%
Charlie Gonzalez 19%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 91%
Bart Gordon 46%
Mark Green 77%
Judd Gregg 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 91%
Charles Hagel 60%
Ralph Hall 70%
Tom Harkin 18%
Jane Harman 29%
Katherine Harris 70%
Melissa Hart 61%
Doc Hastings 67%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
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%
Timothy Johnson 36%
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%
Jack Kingston 91%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 23%
James Kolbe 42%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 84%
Ray LaHood 55%
Mary Landrieu 44%
Tom Lantos 15%
Tom Latham 61%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 38%
Carl Levin 0%
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%
Jim Matheson 47%
Robert Matsui 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
James McCrery III 77%
John McHugh 61%
Mike McIntyre 55%
Buck McKeon 70%
Michael McNulty 40%
Martin Meehan 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Mike Michaud 35%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 91%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 31%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 35%
Jim Moran, Jr. 19%
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%

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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