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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues: Conservative , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 12%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 28%
Todd Akin 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 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 Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 83%
Brian Baird 36%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 54%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 30%
Melissa Bean 46%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
Bob Bennett 66%
Shelley Berkley 28%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 13%
Judy Biggert 57%
Brian Bilbray 67%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 85%
Jeff Bingaman 28%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 17%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 46%
Rick Boucher 42%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 85%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 12%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
Nancy Boyda 48%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 16%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 27%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 67%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
Jim Bunning 78%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 72%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 47%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 69%
Chris Cannon 62%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 81%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 6%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 16%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 37%
Christopher Carney 53%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 39%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 91%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 36%
Mike Castle 54%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 23%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 87%
Ben Chandler III 45%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 23%
Hillary Clinton 22%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 74%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 28%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 85%
Norm Coleman 60%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 91%
Kent Conrad 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 37%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 91%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
Jerry Costello 43%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 33%
Larry Craig 63%
Robert Cramer 52%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 81%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
Artur Davis 44%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
David Davis 74%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 51%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
Thomas Davis III 57%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 41%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
James DeMint 91%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 52%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
Norm Dicks 32%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 17%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 29%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 54%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 48%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 31%
Thelma Drake 85%
David Dreier 69%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 58%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
Brad Ellsworth 54%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 28%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
Philip English 58%
John Ensign 87%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Terry Everett 71%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Tom Feeney 85%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 81%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 91%
Barney Frank 15%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
Elton Gallegly 91%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 79%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 46%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 91%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 91%
Bart Gordon 48%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 63%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 39%
Judd Gregg 68%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 54%

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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