Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues: Conservative , Social
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
Gary Ackerman 12%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 28%
Todd Akin 91%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 83%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 84%
Thomas Allen 26%
Jason Altmire 51%
Rob Andrews 25%
Michael Arcuri 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 27%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 85%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 83%
Brian Baird 36%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 54%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 30%
Melissa Bean 46%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12%
Bob Bennett 66%
Shelley Berkley 28%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 13%
Judy Biggert 57%
Brian Bilbray 67%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 85%
Jeff Bingaman 28%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 81%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 17%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 91%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 13%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 75%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 91%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 75%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 46%
Rick Boucher 42%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 85%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 12%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
Nancy Boyda 48%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 71%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 16%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 37%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 27%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 67%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 75%
Jim Bunning 78%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 84%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
Dan Burton 72%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 25%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 47%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 74%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 85%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 69%
Chris Cannon 62%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 81%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 6%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 62%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 16%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 37%
Christopher Carney 53%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 39%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 91%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 36%
Mike Castle 54%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 23%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 85%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 87%
Ben Chandler III 45%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 17%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 23%
Hillary Clinton 22%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 13%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 74%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 79%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 28%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 85%
Norm Coleman 60%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 52%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 91%
Kent Conrad 43%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 37%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 91%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 86%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 40%
Jerry Costello 43%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 33%
Larry Craig 63%
Robert Cramer 52%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 81%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 8%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 44%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 91%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 17%
Artur Davis 44%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
David Davis 74%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 51%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 25%
Thomas Davis III 57%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 41%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 17%
James DeMint 91%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 52%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 52%
Norm Dicks 32%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 17%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 29%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 54%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 48%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 31%
Thelma Drake 85%
David Dreier 69%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 58%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 8%
Brad Ellsworth 54%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 28%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 13%
Philip English 58%
John Ensign 87%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 91%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Terry Everett 71%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 85%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
Tom Feeney 85%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 38%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 60%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 81%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 91%
Barney Frank 15%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 55%
Elton Gallegly 91%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 79%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 46%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 46%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 91%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 91%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 91%
Bart Gordon 48%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 64%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 63%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 80%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 81%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 39%
Judd Gregg 68%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 54%
John Hall 41%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 91%
Phil Hare 34%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 23%
Jane Harman 40%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 69%
Robert Hayes 81%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 75%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 47%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 38%
Baron Hill 51%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 29%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 17%
David Lee Hobson 62%
Paul Hodes 34%
Pete Hoekstra 85%
Thomas Holden 47%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 17%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 35%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 13%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
Daniel Inouye 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 16%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 87%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 26%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 62%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 13%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 17%
William Jefferson 26%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 12%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
Tim Johnson 62%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 62%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 84%
Steve Kagen 42%
Paul Kanjorski 41%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 29%
Ric Keller 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 35%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 24%
Dale Kildee 39%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 33%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 72%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 91%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 72%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 53%
Ron Klein 39%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 91%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 64%
Herb Kohl 16%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 64%
Jon Kyl 72%
Ray LaHood 55%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 91%
Nicholas Lampson 52%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 45%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 17%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 17%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 85%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 19%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 33%
Jerry Lewis 59%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 91%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 37%
John Linder 91%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 48%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 8%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 8%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 75%
Dick Lugar 53%
Dan Lungren 85%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 42%
Connie Mack IV 67%
Tim Mahoney 47%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 23%
Don Manzullo 67%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 15%
Jim Marshall 56%
Melquiades Martinez 65%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 48%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 59%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 23%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 85%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 41%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 85%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 17%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 69%
James McCrery III 63%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 91%
John McHugh 69%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 53%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 79%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 80%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 45%
Michael McNulty 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 30%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 6%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 91%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 27%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 69%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 91%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 26%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 91%
Brad Miller 29%
Harry Mitchell 48%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 39%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 23%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 58%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 31%
Patrick Murphy 47%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 67%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 84%
Sue Myrick 84%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 17%
Ben Nelson 55%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 25%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 91%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 84%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
Jim Oberstar 32%
Dave Obey 37%
John Olver 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 13%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 17%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 15%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 65%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 71%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 37%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 49%
John Peterson 73%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 72%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 66%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 85%
Todd Platts 60%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 91%
Earl Pomeroy 45%
Jon Porter, Sr. 59%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 13%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 91%
Deborah Pryce 55%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 46%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 91%
George Radanovich 71%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 44%
James Ramstad 60%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 17%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 15%
Ralph Regula 66%
Denny Rehberg 69%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 55%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
Richard Renzi 59%
Silvestre Reyes 29%
Thomas Reynolds 63%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 84%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 30%
Ciro Rodriguez 34%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 85%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 85%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 75%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 65%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 85%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
Mike Ross 49%
Steve Rothman 17%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 79%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 31%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 69%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 40%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 43%
Ken Salazar 34%
William Sali 60%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 15%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 8%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 8%
Jim Saxton 59%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 29%
Jean Schmidt 85%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 21%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 33%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 32%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 85%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 91%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 81%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 37%
John Shadegg 91%
Christopher Shays 51%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 27%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 76%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 17%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 74%
Heath Shuler 56%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 81%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 74%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 17%
Ike Skelton 50%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 37%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 85%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 58%
Gordon Smith 56%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 75%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Vic Snyder 37%
Hilda Solis 13%
Mark Souder 81%
Zack Space 50%
Arlen Specter 51%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 14%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 72%
Ted Stevens 62%
Bart Stupak 44%
John Sullivan 79%
John Sununu 74%
Betty Sutton 8%
Tom Tancredo 69%
John Tanner 48%
Ellen Tauscher 17%
Gene Taylor 55%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 85%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 42%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 28%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 91%
Todd Tiahrt 79%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 69%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 23%
Ed Towns 23%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 17%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 75%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 40%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 23%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 59%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 8%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 17%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 87%
George Voinovich 57%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 72%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 59%
James Walsh 66%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 41%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 61%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 30%
Anthony Weiner 31%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 8%
David Weldon 85%
Gerald Weller 67%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 91%
Robert Wexler 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 8%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 91%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 91%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 47%
Heather Wilson 56%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 64%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 32%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 16%
Albert Wynn 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 36%
Bill Young 79%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 66%

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.