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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
Bill Archer 90%
Robert Barr, Jr. 90%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
Ed Bryant 90%
Jim Bunning 90%
Dan Burton 90%
Herbert Callahan 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 90%
Christopher Cox 90%
Randall Cunningham 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
Thomas DeLay 90%
David Dreier 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
Terry Everett 90%
Thomas Ewing 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 90%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
Stephen Largent 90%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
Mike Parker 90%
George Radanovich 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
Daniel Schaefer 90%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 90%
E.G. Shuster 90%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 90%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 90%
William Tauzin 90%
Charles Taylor 90%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
Paul Gillmor 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 86%
Van Hilleary 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 86%
Mark Neumann 86%
John Shadegg 86%
Bob Stump 86%
Zach Wamp 86%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
Larry Pressler 81%
Dick Chrysler 79%
Wes Cooley 79%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 79%
Robert Dornan 79%
Bill Emerson 79%
Jack Fields, Jr. 79%
Dan Frisa 79%
Melton Hancock 79%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 79%
Jim Lightfoot 79%
Carlos Moorhead 79%
James Quillen 79%
Andrea Seastrand 79%
Randy Tate 79%
Robert Walker 79%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 77%
Cass Ballenger 77%
Bill Barrett 77%
Michael Bilirakis 77%
Steve Buyer 77%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 77%
Jon Lynn Christensen 77%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 77%
Elton Gallegly 77%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 77%
James Hansen 77%
Joel Hefley 77%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 77%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 77%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 77%
John Linder 77%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 77%
James McCrery III 77%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 77%
Sue Myrick 77%
Ronald Packard 77%
William Paxon 77%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 77%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 77%
Floyd Spence 77%
Charles Stenholm 77%
James Talent 77%
Todd Tiahrt 77%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 77%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 77%
Robert Dole 76%
John Ashcroft 72%
William Baker 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Kit Bond 72%
Conrad Burns 72%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 72%
Paul Coverdell 72%
Larry Craig 72%
Philip Crane 72%
Jay Dickey 72%
John Doolittle 72%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 72%
David Funderburk 72%
William Phillip Gramm 72%
Rodney Grams 72%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
Enid Greene 72%
Jesse Helms 72%
Wally Herger, Jr. 72%
Pete Hoekstra 72%
Kay Hutchison 72%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 72%
Dirk Kempthorne 72%
Jon Kyl 72%
Ron Lewis 72%
Don Manzullo 72%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 72%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 72%
David McIntosh 72%
Jack Metcalf 72%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 72%
G.V. Montgomery 72%
Frank Murkowski 72%
Don Nickles 72%
Richard Pombo 72%
Toby Roth 72%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 72%
Rick Santorum 72%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 72%
Bob Smith 72%
Cliff Stearns 72%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 72%
Gene Taylor 72%
Craig Thomas 72%
Strom Thurmond 72%
Barbara Vucanovich 72%
John Warner 72%
Gerald Weller 72%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 70%
Hank Brown 69%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 68%
Richard Armey 68%
Herbert Bateman 68%
Bill Brewster 68%
Barbara Cubin 68%
Philip English 68%
William Frist 68%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 68%
Jay Kim 68%
Joseph Knollenberg 68%
Greg Laughlin 68%
Robert Livingston 68%
Dick Lugar 68%
Bill McCollum 68%
Robert William Ney 68%
James Nussle 68%
Michael Oxley 68%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 68%
David Weldon 68%
W. Curtis Weldon 68%
Bob Bennett 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 67%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 65%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 65%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 65%
George Gekas 65%
Steve LaTourette 65%
Joe Scarborough 65%
Joseph Skeen 65%
Linda Smith 65%
Mark Souder 65%
Jim Bunn 63%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 62%
John Ensign 62%
Slade Gorton 62%
Judd Gregg 62%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 62%
Martin Hoke 62%
Henry Hyde 62%
Ray LaHood 62%
Trent Lott, Sr. 62%
John McHugh 62%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 62%
Frank Riggs 62%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith 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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