Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Composite Conservative Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 96%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 96%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 94%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 93%
Thelma Drake 93%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
Dan Burton 92%
John Sullivan 92%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
Wayne Allard 91%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Ron Lewis 91%
Marilyn Musgrave 91%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
Jim Ryun 91%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
John Linder 90%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 90%
Jim Bunning 89%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 89%
Eric Cantor 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Sue Myrick 88%
Mike Sodrel 88%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 87%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 87%
Thomas DeLay 87%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 87%
George Allen 86%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 86%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 86%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 86%
Bob Bennett 85%
Henry Bonilla 85%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 85%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 85%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
Rodney Alexander 84%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
Ric Keller 84%
Dan Lungren 84%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 84%
Michael Bilirakis 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Melissa Hart 83%
Robert Hayes 83%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 83%
John Shadegg 83%
Chris Cannon 82%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
John Ensign 82%
William Frist 82%
Joel Hefley 82%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 82%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 82%
Richard Renzi 82%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 82%
Mark Souder 82%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 81%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 81%
Geoff Davis 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 81%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 81%
Craig Thomas 81%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
Terry Everett 80%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 80%
Jon Kyl 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Charles Taylor 80%
David Weldon 80%
John Doolittle 79%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Melquiades Martinez 79%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 79%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 79%
Chris Chocola 78%
James DeMint 78%
William Lewis Jenkins 78%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 78%
James Nussle 78%
Kit Bond 77%
Steve Buyer 77%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 77%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 77%
James McCrery III 77%
Michael Oxley 77%
George Radanovich 77%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 77%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
Tom Feeney 76%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 76%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 76%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 76%
Denny Rehberg 76%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
Anne Northup 75%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
Jim Gibbons 74%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 74%
Richard Pombo 74%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 74%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 73%
Bob Beauprez 73%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 73%
Conrad Burns 73%
Jo Ann Davis 73%
David Dreier 73%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 73%
Mark Kennedy 72%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 72%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 72%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 72%
John Peterson 71%
Ted Stevens 71%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Henry Hyde 70%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 70%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 70%
Rick Santorum 70%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 70%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 70%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 69%
David Lee Hobson 69%
Thomas William Osborne 69%
Deborah Pryce 69%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 69%
Barbara Cubin 68%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 68%
Kay Hutchison 68%
Connie Mack IV 68%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 67%
Jerry Lewis 67%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
Zach Wamp 67%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 66%
Norm Coleman 66%
Larry Craig 66%
Katherine Harris 66%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 66%
Jon Porter, Sr. 66%
James Talent 66%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 66%

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.

Skip to top
Back to top