Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Composite Conservative Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 61.2%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 73.7%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 64.3%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 70.8%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 76.7%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56.7%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 51.2%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 3.8%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 86.3%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 23.5%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 24.3%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 14.7%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 7.7%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 4.5%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 40.8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 10.2%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 13.3%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 83.5%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 23.2%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 18.8%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 11%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 8.7%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 73.2%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 19.7%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 72%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 8.8%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 73.7%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 80%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 21.8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 4%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 12.2%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 11.7%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 5.3%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 32.8%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 39.7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 21.3%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 21.5%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 65.3%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 89.5%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45.2%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 8.7%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 36.8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 87.3%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 77.3%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 77.7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 83.7%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 72.8%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 4.8%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 21.8%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 36%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 7.7%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 13%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 7%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 85.2%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 26.7%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 24.7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 78.2%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 54.3%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 70.3%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 84.3%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 79.2%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 4.5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8.3%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 6.8%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 14.5%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 27.8%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 14.3%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 16.5%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 36.2%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 21.5%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 17.3%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 47.2%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 32%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 53.3%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 19.2%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 6.8%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 12.3%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 49%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 84%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 23.8%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 24.8%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 84.3%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 64.3%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 88.5%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 33.3%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 81.7%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 90.5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 81.8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 70.2%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 30.8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 46.5%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 24.2%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 85.2%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 88.7%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 73.5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 17.3%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 52.7%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 49.2%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13.3%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18.8%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 61.5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 14.3%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 84%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 25.5%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 66.2%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 27.5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 9.5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5.8%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 23.7%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 25.7%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 10.8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 19.3%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 13.5%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8.7%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 30.8%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 28.5%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 66.5%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 31.5%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 72%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 68.3%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 27.2%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 89.3%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85.3%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 78.7%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 68%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 13%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 23.8%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 26.8%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 86.8%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 24.5%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 53.3%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 72%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 8.7%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 29.7%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 70.8%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 92.8%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 23.5%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 83%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 71.5%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 58.2%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 36.3%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 92.3%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 90.8%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 77.7%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 66.7%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91.3%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 83.2%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 78.3%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 87.2%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 78%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 26.7%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 70.8%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 90%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 79.5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 76.3%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 80.3%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 89.2%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 76.5%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 49%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 36.8%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 22.2%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 80.5%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 92%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 9.2%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 73%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 82.7%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 16.8%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 94%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 7.5%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 13.5%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10.7%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 20.3%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 33.3%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 52.7%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29.8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 19.2%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10.2%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 67.2%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 9.2%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 56.3%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 67.8%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 89.5%
Neil Abercrombie 14.5%
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 16.5%
Todd Akin 90.8%
Rodney Alexander 82%
Wayne Allard 86.2%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 24.8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30.7%
Spencer Bachus 86%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 66.3%
Brian Baird 30.7%
Richard Hugh Baker 89.2%
J. Gresham Barrett 83.2%
John Barrow 48.2%
Roscoe Bartlett 52.5%
Max Baucus 33.8%
Evan Bayh 26.7%
Melissa Bean 42.2%
Bob Bennett 64%
Shelley Berkley 28.7%
Howard Berman 14.2%
Marion Berry 39.7%
Joe Biden, Jr. 22.5%
Judy Biggert 55.8%
Jeff Bingaman 14.5%
Tim Bishop 16.5%
John Boehner 80%
Kit Bond 78.5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81.7%
Mary Bono Mack 60.5%
Dan Boren 50.8%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 37%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 73.7%
Barbara Boxer 5%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 43.7%
Corrine Brown 25.3%
Henry Brown, Jr. 84.7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 75.2%
Jim Bunning 91.8%
Dan Burton 87.2%
Steve Buyer 86.7%
Robert Byrd 29.5%
Dave Camp 75.5%
John Campbell III 80.5%
Chris Cannon 83.7%
Eric Cantor 82.5%
Lois Capps 12.3%
Dennis Cardoza 40.3%
Russ Carnahan 25.7%
Julia Carson 8.7%
Mike Castle 51%
Saxby Chambliss 88.2%
Ben Chandler III 40.7%
Hillary Clinton 29.8%
Howard Coble 79%
Thomas Coburn 78.8%
Norm Coleman 53.8%
Kent Conrad 34.7%
Jerry Costello 32.2%
Larry Craig 81.7%
Robert Cramer 48.3%
Ander Crenshaw 84%
Barbara Cubin 85.2%
Artur Davis 40%
Geoff Davis 76.7%
Jo Ann Davis 78%
Lincoln Davis 47.2%
Thomas Davis III 59.5%
Bill Delahunt 20.7%
James DeMint 92.5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
Norm Dicks 30.7%
John Dingell 27.2%
Chris Dodd 16%
Elizabeth Dole 80.7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75.3%
John Doolittle 89.8%
Byron Dorgan 25.7%
Thelma Drake 79.2%
David Dreier 73%
Chet Edwards 45.7%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 62.3%
Philip English 58.5%
John Ensign 70.8%
Bob Etheridge 39%
Terry Everett 79%
Sam Farr 4.5%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 13.3%
Tom Feeney 69.3%
Russ Feingold 15.5%
Michael Ferguson 52.8%
Bob Filner 11.8%
Randy Forbes 71.2%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 63.2%
Barney Frank 11.2%
Elton Gallegly 80.7%
Scott Garrett 57.2%
Jim Gerlach 51.2%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 71.2%
Phil Gingrey 82.8%
Charlie Gonzalez 31.2%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 72%
Bart Gordon 40.7%
Judd Gregg 71.2%
Charles Hagel 72%
Ralph Hall 72.7%
Tom Harkin 8%
Jane Harman 23.3%
Doc Hastings 83%
Robert Hayes 77.5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93.5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40.8%
Maurice Hinchey 14.3%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 37.8%
David Lee Hobson 67%
Pete Hoekstra 82.8%
Thomas Holden 40.5%
Rush Holt, Jr. 10%
Mike Honda 5.3%
Darlene Hooley 28.8%
Kenny Hulshof 63.2%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 58%
Daniel Inouye 28.2%
Steve Israel 27.5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9.8%
William Jefferson 30.3%
Bobby Jindal 73%
Tim Johnson 54.2%
Timothy Johnson 30.8%
Paul Kanjorski 36.5%
Richard Keller 78%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 6.3%
Patrick Kennedy 18.7%
John Kerry 14.3%
Dale Kildee 21.3%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11.7%
Jack Kingston 89.5%
Mark Kirk 51.3%
John Kline 80.3%
Joseph Knollenberg 76.5%
Herb Kohl 29%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
John Kuhl, Jr. 66.7%
Jon Kyl 90.8%
Ray LaHood 59.2%
Mary Landrieu 42.5%
Tom Lantos 13.8%
Tom Latham 80.2%
Steve LaTourette 52.8%
Frank Lautenberg 15.7%
Carl Levin 14.7%
Jerry Lewis 70.3%
Ron Lewis 87.3%
Joe Lieberman 32.5%
Blanche Lincoln 37.7%
John Linder 89.8%
Trent Lott, Sr. 73.3%
Dick Lugar 54.3%
Dan Lungren 70.5%
Connie Mack IV 64.8%
Don Manzullo 84.7%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 73.2%
Jim Matheson 46.7%
Carolyn McCarthy 26.2%
Thaddeus McCotter 63.3%
James McCrery III 84.5%
Jim McDermott 5.8%
John McHugh 60.8%
Mike McIntyre 42.8%
Buck McKeon 83.7%
Michael McNulty 18.3%
Martin Meehan 13.2%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 32.5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47.8%
John Mica 88%
Mike Michaud 30.3%
Barbara Mikulski 11.2%
Candice Miller 76.7%
Gary Miller 89.3%
George Miller 3.5%
Jeff Miller 93.2%
Brad Miller 30.5%
Alan Mollohan 39.8%
Dennis Moore 35.2%
Jim Moran, Jr. 23.7%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 86.7%
Sue Myrick 89.2%
Ben Nelson 54.7%
Randy Neugebauer 90.7%
Barack Obama II 14%
Jim Oberstar 21.7%
Dave Obey 19%
John Olver 5.2%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40.7%
Ed Pastor 18.2%
Ron Paul 39%
Donald Payne 6.3%
John Peterson 79.2%
Tom Petri 57%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74.2%
Joe Pitts 77.3%
Todd Platts 54.7%
Earl Pomeroy 37%
Jon Porter, Sr. 60.5%
Deborah Pryce 65.7%
Mark Pryor 40.5%
Adam Putnam 82%
George Radanovich 84.2%
Nick Rahall II 37.2%
James Ramstad 47.7%
Charlie Rangel 7.3%
Ralph Regula 66.7%
Denny Rehberg 86.2%
Harry Reid 21.8%
Richard Renzi 61.7%
Silvestre Reyes 35%
Thomas Reynolds 66.8%
Mike Rogers 81%
Mike Ross 42.2%
Steve Rothman 18%
John Salazar 41%
Ken Salazar 32.2%
Loretta Sanchez 25.7%
Jim Saxton 66.3%
Jean Schmidt 86.8%
Allyson Schwartz 25.2%
John Shadegg 70.2%
Christopher Shays 44.3%
Ike Skelton 43.7%
Gordon Smith 54%
Olympia Snowe 44.5%
Vic Snyder 32.5%
Mark Souder 78.8%
Arlen Specter 47.5%
John Spratt, Jr. 38.3%
Pete Stark 8.5%
Cliff Stearns 73.2%
Ted Stevens 64%
Bart Stupak 28.7%
John Sullivan 87.7%
John Sununu 69.2%
Tom Tancredo 73.3%
John Tanner 43.3%
Ellen Tauscher 23.2%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 82.7%
Todd Tiahrt 74.3%
John Tierney 11.8%
Ed Towns 22.2%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 19.2%
Mark Udall 26%
David Vitter 84.3%
George Voinovich 59%
James Walsh 56.3%
Zach Wamp 80.2%
John Warner 55.3%
Diane Watson 2.3%
Mel Watt 13.7%
Henry Waxman 12.5%
Anthony Weiner 20.2%
David Weldon 83.8%
Gerald Weller 68.2%
Lynn Westmoreland 92.3%
Robert Wexler 20.2%
Ed Whitfield 80.2%
Heather Wilson 51.7%
Frank Wolf 60.5%
Lynn Woolsey 4.5%
David Wu 29%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 73.2%

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