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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Composite Conservative Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 97.3%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 97.3%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 97.3%
J. Gresham Barrett 97%
Todd Akin 96.8%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96.3%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 96.3%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 96.3%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 95.8%
John Shadegg 95.7%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 95.5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 94.7%
William Sali 94.7%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 94.3%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93.7%
Chris Cannon 93.7%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 93.2%
John Ensign 93.2%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93.2%
Jon Kyl 93.2%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 92.7%
James DeMint 92.3%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 92.2%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 91.8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91.5%
Wayne Allard 91.3%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91.2%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 91%
George Radanovich 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90.7%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90.7%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 90.7%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90.3%
Jim Bunning 90.3%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90.2%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 90.2%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 89.7%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 89.7%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 89.3%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 89.2%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 89.2%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 88.8%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 88.7%
Barbara Cubin 88.7%
John Doolittle 88.7%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88.3%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88.3%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88.2%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88.2%
Terry Everett 88.2%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 87.8%
Dan Burton 87.7%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 87.5%
John Linder 87.3%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87.3%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 86.8%
Geoff Davis 86.8%
David Weldon 86.5%
Tom Tancredo 86.3%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 86.2%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 86.2%
Connie Mack IV 86.2%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 86%
Dan Lungren 86%
James McCrery III 86%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85.8%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 85.8%
Sue Myrick 85.5%
Kit Bond 85.3%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85.3%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 85%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 84.8%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 84.8%
Duncan Hunter 84.7%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 84.7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 84.5%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 84.3%
John Sullivan 84.2%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 84%
Tom Feeney 83.8%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 83.8%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 83.7%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83.5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 82.8%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82.7%
Ron Lewis 82.7%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 82.7%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 82.3%
David Davis 82.2%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 82.2%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 81.8%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 81.7%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81.7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 81.7%
Pete Hoekstra 81.3%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 81.3%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 80.8%
Cliff Stearns 80.8%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 80.7%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 80.3%
Kay Hutchison 80.3%
Larry Craig 79.7%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 79.5%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 79.3%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 79.2%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 79.2%
Judd Gregg 79%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 78.8%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 78.7%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78.5%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 78.3%
Brian Bilbray 78%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 77.8%
Jerry Lewis 77.7%
Marilyn Musgrave 77.5%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77.3%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 77.3%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 77.2%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 77%
Jean Schmidt 76.7%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76.5%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 76.2%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 76.2%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 76%
Ric Keller 75.8%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75.7%
Zach Wamp 75.7%
Don Manzullo 75.5%
Thomas Reynolds 75.2%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 74.8%
Elton Gallegly 74.7%
Thelma Drake 74.5%
John Peterson 74.5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 74.3%
Mark Souder 74.3%
Heather Wilson 74.3%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 74.2%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 73.7%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73.3%
Thaddeus McCotter 73.3%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 73.2%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 72.8%
Todd Tiahrt 72.7%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 72.7%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 72.3%
Rodney Alexander 72.2%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 71.7%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 71.3%
Kenny Hulshof 71.3%
Ginny Brown-Waite 70.8%
Jim Saxton 70.8%
Steve Buyer 70.5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 70.5%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 70.5%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 70.3%
Henry Brown, Jr. 70.2%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 70.2%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70.2%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 69.5%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 69.5%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 69.3%
Roscoe Bartlett 69.2%
Ron Paul 69.2%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 69%
Richard Renzi 69%
David Dreier 68.5%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 68.3%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67.8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 67.7%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 67.5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 67.5%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67.5%
Denny Rehberg 67.3%
Bill Young 66.7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 66.2%
Bob Bennett 65.8%
John Sununu 65.8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65.7%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 65.7%
John Kuhl, Jr. 65.3%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 65%
Todd Platts 65%
Thomas Davis III 64.8%
Mary Bono Mack 64.7%
Gerald Weller 64.7%
Robert Hayes 64.3%
Judy Biggert 64.2%
Ralph Regula 64.2%
Michael Ferguson 63.8%

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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