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Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 77%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 40%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 64%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 52%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 24%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 37%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 77%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 18%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 42%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 64%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 42%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 64%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 2%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 20%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 29%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 18%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 21%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 64%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 77%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 64%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 38%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 77%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 64%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 77%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 77%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 23%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 12%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 26%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 49%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 77%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 89%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 9%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 49%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 48%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 42%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 76%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 89%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 66%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 31%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 70%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 19%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 32%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 32%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 86%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 72%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 82%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 39%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 35%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 65%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 83%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 56%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 54%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 89%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 32%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 80%

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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