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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 55%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 38%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 28%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 54%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 73%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 62%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 70%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 18%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 52%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 91%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 73%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 18%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 79%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 71%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 71%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 42%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 42%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 27%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 61%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 34%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 61%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 38%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 74%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 29%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 57%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 28%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 34%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 62%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 38%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 58%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 58%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 18%

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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