Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Conservative on Social Policy Score

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

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