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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 28%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 84%
Thomas Allen 26%
Jason Altmire 51%
Rob Andrews 25%
Michael Arcuri 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 27%
Brian Baird 36%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Max Baucus 43%
Evan Bayh 30%
Melissa Bean 46%
Bob Bennett 66%
Shelley Berkley 28%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 42%
Judy Biggert 57%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Jeff Bingaman 28%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 46%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
Nancy Boyda 48%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
Jim Bunning 78%
Dan Burton 72%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 47%
Chris Cannon 62%
Eric Cantor 81%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 37%
Christopher Carney 53%
Mike Castle 54%
Ben Chandler III 45%
Hillary Clinton 22%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 43%
Jerry Costello 43%
Larry Craig 63%
Robert Cramer 52%
Artur Davis 44%
David Davis 74%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 51%
Thomas Davis III 57%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 52%
Norm Dicks 32%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 48%
Thelma Drake 85%
David Dreier 69%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 54%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
Philip English 58%
John Ensign 87%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Terry Everett 71%
Tom Feeney 85%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
Barney Frank 15%
Elton Gallegly 91%
Gabrielle Giffords 46%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 91%
Bart Gordon 48%
Judd Gregg 68%
John Hall 41%
Phil Hare 34%
Jane Harman 40%
Robert Hayes 81%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 47%
Baron Hill 51%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
David Lee Hobson 62%
Paul Hodes 34%
Pete Hoekstra 85%
Thomas Holden 47%
Darlene Hooley 35%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 13%
William Jefferson 26%
Tim Johnson 62%
Steve Kagen 42%
Paul Kanjorski 41%
Ric Keller 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 35%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
Dale Kildee 39%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Ron Klein 39%
Joseph Knollenberg 64%
Herb Kohl 16%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 64%
Jon Kyl 72%
Ray LaHood 55%
Nicholas Lampson 52%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 59%
Ron Lewis 91%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 37%
John Linder 91%
Dick Lugar 53%
Dan Lungren 85%
Connie Mack IV 67%
Tim Mahoney 47%
Don Manzullo 67%
Jim Marshall 56%
Melquiades Martinez 65%
Thaddeus McCotter 69%
James McCrery III 63%
John McHugh 69%
Michael McNulty 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 30%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Brad Miller 29%
Harry Mitchell 48%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 39%
Patrick Murphy 47%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 84%
Sue Myrick 84%
Ben Nelson 55%
Jim Oberstar 32%
Dave Obey 37%
John Olver 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 15%
John Peterson 73%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 66%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 45%
Jon Porter, Sr. 59%
Deborah Pryce 55%
George Radanovich 71%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 66%
Denny Rehberg 69%
Richard Renzi 59%
Silvestre Reyes 29%
Thomas Reynolds 63%
Ciro Rodriguez 34%
Mike Ross 49%
Steve Rothman 17%
Ken Salazar 34%
William Sali 60%
Jim Saxton 59%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 37%
John Shadegg 91%
Christopher Shays 51%
Heath Shuler 56%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 56%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Vic Snyder 37%
Hilda Solis 13%
Mark Souder 81%
Zack Space 50%
Arlen Specter 51%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
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%

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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