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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues: Conservative , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 77%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 72%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 72%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 12%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 26%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 47%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 61%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 00%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 77%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 72%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 37%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 77%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 77%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 77%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 00%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 35%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 47%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez 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 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 16%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 77%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 18%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 59%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 72%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 77%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 77%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 52%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 58%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 72%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 30%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 30%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 12%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 86%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 77%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 21%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 24%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 45%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 68%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Rob Andrews 27%
Bill Archer 90%
Richard Armey 68%
John Ashcroft 72%
Henry Scott Baesler 34%
Richard Hugh Baker 77%
William Baker 72%
Cass Ballenger 77%
James Barcia 48%
Bob Barr, Jr. 90%
Bill Barrett 77%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Charlie Bass 52%
Herbert Bateman 68%
Max Baucus 34%
Anthony Beilenson 0%
Bob Bennett 67%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 59%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 46%
Brian Bilbray 47%
Michael Bilirakis 77%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
Peter Blute 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
Kit Bond 72%
Henry Bonilla 52%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Sonny Bono 58%
Robert Borski, Jr. 35%
Rick Boucher 29%
Bill Bradley 15%
John Breaux 49%
Bill Brewster 68%
Glen Browder 50%
George Brown, Jr. 12%
Hank Brown 69%
Richard Bryan 38%
Ed Bryant 90%
John Bryant 21%
Dale Bumpers 25%
Jim Bunn 63%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 72%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 30%
Herbert Callahan 90%
Ben Campbell 48%
Thomas Campbell 28%
Mike Castle 43%
John Chafee 34%
Jim Chapman 37%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 65%
Jon Lynn Christensen 77%
Dick Chrysler 79%
William Clay, Sr. 00%
Eva Clayton 16%
Robert Clement 43%
William Clinger 56%
William Cohen 37%
Ronald Coleman 13%
Barbara-Rose Collins 00%
Cardiss Collins 00%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 90%
Gary Condit 45%
Kent Conrad 42%
Wes Cooley 79%

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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