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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 26%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 55%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 46%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 47%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 34%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 82%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 45%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 59%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 69%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 82%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 24%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 31%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 14%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 27%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 32%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 14%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 49%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 82%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 64%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 74%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 74%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 20%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 14%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 58%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano 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 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 47%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 37%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 29%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 74%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 11%
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 17%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 16%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 32%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 31%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 54%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 94%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 59%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 59%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 52%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 3%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 32%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 34%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 79%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 37%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 70%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 66%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 31%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 28%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 59%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 39%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%

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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