Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 48%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 73%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 82%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 84%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 92%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 74%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 46%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 47%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 3%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 94%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 7%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 31%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 13%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 5%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 13%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 38%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 6%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 12%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 10%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 3%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 70%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 8%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 79%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 23%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 94%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 16%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 10%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 85%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 63%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 4%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 84%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 19%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 60%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 79%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 21%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 32%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 15%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 40%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 16%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 36%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 34%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 92%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 85%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 85%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 16%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 47%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 47%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 70%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 82%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 82%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 90%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 92%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 8%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 74%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 79%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 51%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 37%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 82%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 74%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 94%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 74%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 74%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 45%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 18%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 42%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 6%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 7%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 85%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 23%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 29%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 70%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 82%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 59%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 53%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 69%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 92%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 74%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 39%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 82%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 74%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 3%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 15%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 6%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 21%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 11%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 31%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 14%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 24%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 35%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 20%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 21%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 45%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 31%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 79%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 58%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 85%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 23%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 63%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 28%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 70%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 16%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 55%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 70%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 25%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 25%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 84%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 32%
NA President Barack Obama II D 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 26%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 52%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 74%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 31%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 54%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 20%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 94%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 85%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 45%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 94%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 92%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 74%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 14%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 59%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 53%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 59%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 24%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 52%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 10%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 15%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 63%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 27%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 14%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 29%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 24%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 30%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 16%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 6%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 13%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 3%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 13%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 3%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 10%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 13%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 12%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 32%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 32%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 65%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 63%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 34%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 66%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 79%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 37%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 82%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 70%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 70%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 60%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 9%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 36%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 18%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 18%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 56%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 94%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 27%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 28%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 53%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 84%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 66%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 31%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 49%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 91%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 28%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 37%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 82%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 64%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 59%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 39%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 92%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 74%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 94%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 74%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 94%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 94%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 94%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 70%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 94%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 85%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 22%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 79%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 79%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 66%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 68%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 36%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 14%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 94%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 90%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 85%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 43%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 35%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 19%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 79%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 83%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 22%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 74%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 78%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 49%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 12%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 73%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 92%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 61%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 14%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 30%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 63%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 94%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 3%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 34%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 22%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 8%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 66%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 34%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 7%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 61%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 61%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 58%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 43%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 82%
Gary Ackerman 3%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 20%
Todd Akin 92%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Wayne Allard 74%
Thomas Allen 26%
Rob Andrews 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 32%
Brian Baird 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 79%
J. Gresham Barrett 94%
Roscoe Bartlett 55%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 28%
Melissa Bean 38%
Bob Bennett 64%
Shelley Berkley 26%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 48%
Brian Bilbray 73%
Jeff Bingaman 23%
Kit Bond 74%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
Mary Bono Mack 49%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 79%
Ginny Brown-Waite 84%
Jim Bunning 82%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 85%
Robert Byrd 47%
Chris Cannon 57%
Eric Cantor 85%
Dennis Cardoza 37%
Russ Carnahan 27%
Julia Carson 7%
Mike Castle 46%
Ben Chandler III 42%
Hillary Clinton 14%
Norm Coleman 59%
Kent Conrad 41%
Jerry Costello 39%
Larry Craig 61%
Robert Cramer 48%
Barbara Cubin 89%
Artur Davis 37%
Geoff Davis 70%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 54%
Thomas Davis III 52%
Bill Delahunt 13%
James DeMint 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 46%
Norm Dicks 22%
Chris Dodd 5%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 61%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 42%
Thelma Drake 74%
David Dreier 58%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
Philip English 56%
John Ensign 82%
Bob Etheridge 39%
Terry Everett 79%
Tom Feeney 74%
Russ Feingold 12%
Michael Ferguson 53%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 55%
Barney Frank 17%
Elton Gallegly 84%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 27%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 94%
Bart Gordon 46%
Judd Gregg 63%
Jane Harman 26%
Robert Hayes 85%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Maurice Hinchey 14%
David Lee Hobson 66%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 43%
Darlene Hooley 35%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Duncan Hunter 90%
Kay Hutchison 71%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 55%
Daniel Inouye 24%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
William Jefferson 26%
Tim Johnson 51%
Paul Kanjorski 39%
Ric Keller 94%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 32%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 9%
Joseph Knollenberg 56%
Herb Kohl 32%
Dennis Kucinich 3%
John Kuhl, Jr. 66%
Jon Kyl 74%
Ray LaHood 63%
Tom Lantos 17%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Jerry Lewis 52%
Ron Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 34%
John Linder 74%
Trent Lott, Sr. 72%
Dick Lugar 51%
Dan Lungren 63%
Connie Mack IV 56%
Don Manzullo 68%
Jim Marshall 49%
Melquiades Martinez 57%
Thaddeus McCotter 74%
James McCrery III 68%
John McHugh 65%
Michael McNulty 33%
Martin Meehan 13%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 29%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 48%
Brad Miller 34%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 30%
Jack Murtha 37%
Marilyn Musgrave 92%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 69%
Jim Oberstar 35%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 39%
Ron Paul 44%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 73%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
Todd Platts 65%
Earl Pomeroy 39%
Jon Porter, Sr. 53%
Deborah Pryce 56%
George Radanovich 94%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 63%
Denny Rehberg 73%
Richard Renzi 63%
Silvestre Reyes 35%
Thomas Reynolds 65%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 19%
Ken Salazar 30%
Jim Saxton 59%
Jean Schmidt 79%
John Shadegg 68%
Christopher Shays 40%
Ike Skelton 46%
Gordon Smith 60%
Olympia Snowe 44%
Vic Snyder 36%
Hilda Solis 6%
Mark Souder 79%
Arlen Specter 43%
John Spratt, Jr. 44%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Ted Stevens 58%
Bart Stupak 36%
John Sullivan 94%
John Sununu 64%
Tom Tancredo 85%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 23%
Gene Taylor 58%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
Ed Towns 17%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 20%
George Voinovich 54%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 74%
John Warner 55%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 10%
Anthony Weiner 21%
David Weldon 85%
Gerald Weller 74%
Robert Wexler 17%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 26%
Albert Wynn 27%
Bill Young 68%

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.

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