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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
Todd Akin 91%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
James DeMint 91%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
John Doolittle 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
Elton Gallegly 91%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 91%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 91%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 91%
Duncan Hunter 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
Ron Lewis 91%
John Linder 91%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 91%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
John Shadegg 91%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 87%
John Ensign 87%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 87%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 87%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 86%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 85%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 85%
Thelma Drake 85%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 85%
Tom Feeney 85%
Pete Hoekstra 85%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Ric Keller 85%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 85%
Dan Lungren 85%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 85%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 85%
Jean Schmidt 85%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 85%
David Weldon 85%
Wayne Allard 84%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 84%
Marilyn Musgrave 84%
Sue Myrick 84%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 83%
Geoff Davis 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 81%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Steve Buyer 81%
Eric Cantor 81%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 81%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 81%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 81%
Robert Hayes 81%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 81%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 81%
Mark Souder 81%
Kit Bond 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 79%
John Sullivan 79%
Todd Tiahrt 79%
Bill Young 79%
Jim Bunning 78%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
Rodney Alexander 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 74%
David Davis 74%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 74%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 74%
John Sununu 74%
John Peterson 73%
Dan Burton 72%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Kay Hutchison 72%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 72%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 72%
Jon Kyl 72%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 72%
Cliff Stearns 72%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
Terry Everett 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 71%
George Radanovich 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 69%
David Dreier 69%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
Thaddeus McCotter 69%
John McHugh 69%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 69%
Denny Rehberg 69%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 69%
Tom Tancredo 69%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 69%
Judd Gregg 68%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Brian Bilbray 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 67%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 67%
Connie Mack IV 67%
Don Manzullo 67%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 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 Republican 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
Melquiades Martinez 65%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 64%
Joseph Knollenberg 64%
John Kuhl, Jr. 64%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 64%
Larry Craig 63%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 63%
James McCrery III 63%
Thomas Reynolds 63%
Chris Cannon 62%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 62%
David Lee Hobson 62%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 62%
Tim Johnson 62%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 62%
Ted Stevens 62%
John Warner 61%
Norm Coleman 60%

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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