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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 91%
Chris Cannon 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
Tom Feeney 91%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Duncan Hunter 91%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 91%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
Dan Lungren 91%
Connie Mack IV 91%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 91%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 91%
George Radanovich 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 91%
William Sali 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 91%
John Shadegg 91%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Tom Tancredo 91%
David Weldon 91%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 85%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 85%
David Davis 85%
Geoff Davis 85%
John Doolittle 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 85%
Ron Lewis 85%
Thaddeus McCotter 85%
James McCrery III 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
Sue Myrick 85%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 85%
Jean Schmidt 85%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 85%
Mark Souder 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 85%
Barbara Cubin 84%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 84%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
Dan Burton 82%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 82%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 82%
John Linder 82%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 80%
Terry Everett 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 80%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
Wayne Allard 79%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 79%
Kit Bond 79%
Jim Bunning 79%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 79%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 79%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 79%
James DeMint 79%
John Ensign 79%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
Jon Kyl 79%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 79%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 74%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
Thelma Drake 74%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 74%
Robert Hayes 74%
Ric Keller 74%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 74%
Jerry Lewis 74%
Don Manzullo 74%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 74%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 74%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 74%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 74%
John Sullivan 74%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 74%
Zach Wamp 74%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 73%
Eric Cantor 73%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
Judd Gregg 73%
Kay Hutchison 73%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 73%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 73%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 72%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
Steve Buyer 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
Marilyn Musgrave 71%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 71%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 71%
Heather Wilson 71%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
Larry Craig 70%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
Gerald Weller 70%
Ginny Brown-Waite 69%
John Peterson 69%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
Bob Bennett 66%
Elizabeth Dole 66%
Norm Coleman 65%
John Warner 64%
Rodney Alexander 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
Judy Biggert 62%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 62%
Henry Brown, Jr. 62%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 62%
Philip English 62%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 62%
Elton Gallegly 62%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
David Lee Hobson 62%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
John Kuhl, Jr. 62%
Steve LaTourette 62%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 62%
John McHugh 62%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
Todd Platts 62%
Ralph Regula 62%
Denny Rehberg 62%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 62%
Jim Saxton 62%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 62%
Todd Tiahrt 62%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 62%

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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