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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 18%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 86%
Wayne Allard 77%
George Allen 77%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 26%
Joe Baca, Sr. 34%
Spencer Bachus 89%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 89%
John Barrow 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 51%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 35%
Evan Bayh 10%
Melissa Bean 39%
Bob Beauprez 78%
Bob Bennett 77%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 48%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 35%
Tim Bishop 32%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 64%
Henry Bonilla 70%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Jim Bunning 77%
Conrad Burns 77%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 44%
Dave Camp 83%
Chris Cannon 52%
Eric Cantor 86%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Russ Carnahan 27%
Julia Carson 11%
Edward Case 39%
Mike Castle 42%
Linc Chafee 38%
Saxby Chambliss 77%
Ben Chandler III 47%
Chris Chocola 86%
Hillary Clinton 10%
Howard Coble 74%
Thomas Coburn 77%
Norm Coleman 58%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 43%
Larry Craig 61%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 70%
Artur Davis 36%
Geoff Davis 89%
James Davis 31%
Jo Ann Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 52%
Thomas Davis III 55%
Bill Delahunt 16%
Thomas DeLay 89%
James DeMint 77%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 46%
Norm Dicks 27%
John Dingell 25%
Chris Dodd 23%
Elizabeth Dole 77%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 63%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 29%
Thelma Drake 89%
David Dreier 76%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
Philip English 68%
John Ensign 77%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Lane Evans 19%
Terry Everett 83%
Tom Feeney 82%
Russ Feingold 10%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 12%
Mark Foley 54%
Harold Ford, Jr. 39%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 66%
Barney Frank 5%
William Frist 64%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Jim Gerlach 54%
Jim Gibbons 79%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 65%
Phil Gingrey 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 22%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
Bart Gordon 47%
Mark Green 62%
Judd Gregg 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 70%
Charles Hagel 56%
Ralph Hall 88%
Tom Harkin 10%
Jane Harman 29%
Katherine Harris 62%
Melissa Hart 69%
Doc Hastings 56%
Robert Hayes 89%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 80%
Joel Hefley 84%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 43%
Maurice Hinchey 14%
David Lee Hobson 66%
Pete Hoekstra 73%
Thomas Holden 48%
Rush Holt, Jr. 10%
Darlene Hooley 34%
John Nathan Hostettler 74%
Kenny Hulshof 76%
Duncan Hunter 89%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Henry Hyde 76%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 76%
Daniel Inouye 27%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 82%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
William Jefferson 30%
James Merrill Jeffords 29%
William Lewis Jenkins 84%
Nancy Johnson 46%
Tim Johnson 48%
Timothy Johnson 38%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
Ric Keller 89%
Sue Kelly 51%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 76%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Jack Kingston 65%
Joseph Knollenberg 59%
Herb Kohl 28%
James Kolbe 49%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
John Kuhl, Jr. 62%
Jon Kyl 77%
Ray LaHood 55%
Mary Landrieu 42%
Tom Lantos 24%
Tom Latham 76%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 42%
Carl Levin 18%
Jerry Lewis 61%
Ron Lewis 89%
Joe Lieberman 29%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
John Linder 78%
Trent Lott, Sr. 77%
Dick Lugar 54%
Dan Lungren 74%
Connie Mack IV 58%
Don Manzullo 62%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 77%
Jim Matheson 44%
Carolyn McCarthy 30%
Thaddeus McCotter 66%
James McCrery III 79%
John McHugh 72%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 85%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 2%
Michael McNulty 33%
Martin Meehan 6%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 28%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 45%
Mike Michaud 32%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
Gary Miller 89%
George Miller 6%
Brad Miller 29%
Alan Mollohan 37%

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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