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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 62%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 73%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 78%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 71%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 47%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 19%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 17%
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 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 38%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 73%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 31%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 34%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 31%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 29%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 42%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 87%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 94%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 68%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 57%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 28%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 11%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 73%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 68%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 26%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 68%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 94%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 62%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 81%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 77%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 78%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 31%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 34%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 65%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 65%
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 57%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 43%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 73%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 86%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 77%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 48%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 59%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 35%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 37%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 18%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 37%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 73%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 37%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 19%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 29%
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 28%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 31%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%

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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