Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Conservative Composite Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 64%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 35%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 62%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 79%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 77%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 76%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 85%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 46%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 84%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 51%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 21%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 30%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 83%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 19%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 82%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 26%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 9%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 48%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 21%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 12%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 47%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 9%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 11%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 10%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 92%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 80%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 12%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 80%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 3%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 26%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 21%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 87%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 12%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 10%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 16%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 15%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 83%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 17%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 77%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 3%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 79%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 78%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 90%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 24%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 36%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 33%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 13%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 30%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 74%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 39%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 40%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 47%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 7%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 39%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 13%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 46%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 29%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 88%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 73%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 79%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 69%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 29%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 77%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 18%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 78%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 20%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 22%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 13%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 62%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 61%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 38%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 68%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 81%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 89%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 27%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 3%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 93%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 92%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 90%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 51%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 83%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 9%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 19%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 24%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 71%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 76%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 24%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 69%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 90%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 90%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 34%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 52%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 20%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 20%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 85%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 22%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 3%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 48%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 78%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 67%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 23%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 61%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 41%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 28%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 55%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 88%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 73%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 82%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 19%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 78%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 84%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 87%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 82%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 90%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 67%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 36%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 83%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 9%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 6%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 8%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 18%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 34%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 38%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 15%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 15%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 23%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 9%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 17%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 9%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 23%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 62%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 79%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 74%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 77%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 45%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 17%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 35%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 77%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 69%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 17%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 7%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 92%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 54%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 35%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 21%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 23%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 82%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 16%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 79%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 44%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 91%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 22%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 82%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 77%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 87%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 53%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 26%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 27%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 60%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 10%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 90%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 85%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 56%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 84%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 76%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 40%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 65%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 75%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 85%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 71%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 26%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 27%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 70%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 70%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 92%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 75%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 25%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 26%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 66%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 20%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 25%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 21%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 33%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 45%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 83%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 27%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 66%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 28%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 31%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 14%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 15%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 18%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 3%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 16%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 9%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 8%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 9%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 22%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 23%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 19%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 56%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 35%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 10%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 30%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 19%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 19%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 95%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 94%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 94%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 38%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 69%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 17%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 66%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 29%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 17%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 83%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 68%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 87%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 90%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 72%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 13%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 28%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 40%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 23%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 21%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 72%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 69%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 84%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 37%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 8%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 61%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 21%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 27%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 19%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 17%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 81%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 77%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 23%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 90%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 85%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 73%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 52%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 84%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 14%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 73%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 77%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 94%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 95%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 82%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 88%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 79%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 94%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 28%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 79%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 94%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 87%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 93%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 41%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 95%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 82%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 94%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 93%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 79%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 43%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 45%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 92%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 93%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 31%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 90%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 80%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 76%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 51%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 84%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 68%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 16%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 88%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 22%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 73%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 39%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 49%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 17%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 29%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 28%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 84%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 82%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 17%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 62%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 35%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 22%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 28%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 24%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 89%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 42%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 86%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 77%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 3%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 68%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 47%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 35%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 90%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 81%
Gary Ackerman 27%
John Adler 53%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 23%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Jason Altmire 54%
Rob Andrews 27%
Michael Arcuri 48%
Steve Austria 81%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
Brian Baird 41%
Roscoe Bartlett 74%
Max Baucus 52%
Melissa Bean 49%
Bob Bennett 66%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 19%
Marion Berry 46%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
John Boccieri 46%
Kit Bond 73%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Bobby Bright 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 79%
Scott Brown 65%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Jim Bunning 86%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 74%
Eric Cantor 82%
Joseph Cao 57%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 33%
Christopher Carney 54%
Mike Castle 59%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 59%
Kent Conrad 28%
Jerry Costello 51%
Mark Critz 55%
Kathy Dahlkemper 50%
Artur Davis 42%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 14%
James DeMint 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Norm Dicks 31%
Charles Djou 58%
Chris Dodd 26%
Byron Dorgan 24%
David Dreier 80%
Steve Driehaus 45%
Chet Edwards 51%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 76%
John Ensign 78%
Bob Etheridge 39%
Russ Feingold 34%
Bob Filner 22%
Barney Frank 7%
Elton Gallegly 79%
Gabrielle Giffords 53%
Charlie Gonzalez 32%
Bart Gordon 38%
Judd Gregg 65%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 77%
John Hall 23%
Debbie Halvorson 48%
Phil Hare 28%
Jane Harman 18%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 53%
Baron Hill 48%
Maurice Hinchey 15%
Paul Hodes 42%
Thomas Holden 55%
Kay Hutchison 85%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
Daniel Inouye 23%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
Tim Johnson 62%
Steve Kagen 24%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 28%
Mary Jo Kilroy 27%
Larry Kissell 44%
Ron Klein 37%
Herb Kohl 34%
Suzanne Kosmas 43%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 50%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
Jon Kyl 83%
Steve LaTourette 63%
Frank Lautenberg 20%
Chris Lee 69%
George LeMieux 77%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Joe Lieberman 53%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
John Linder 91%
Dick Lugar 64%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 83%
Don Manzullo 82%
Betsy Markey 45%
Jim Marshall 58%
Thaddeus McCotter 73%
Michael McMahon 53%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 28%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 49%
Brad Miller 25%
Walt Minnick 57%
Harry Mitchell 56%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 38%
Patrick Murphy 46%
Scott Murphy 42%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 58%
Glenn Nye III 55%
Jim Oberstar 12%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 3%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 48%
Ron Paul 68%
Donald Payne 25%
Tom Perriello 47%
Todd Platts 64%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Denny Rehberg 81%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Laura Richardson 27%
Ciro Rodriguez 36%
Mike Ross 54%
Steve Rothman 20%
Mark Schauer 41%
Jean Schmidt 95%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 28%
John Shadegg 91%
Heath Shuler 45%
Ike Skelton 54%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 39%
Zack Space 55%
Arlen Specter 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 41%
Pete Stark 20%
Cliff Stearns 83%
Bart Stupak 27%
John Sullivan 87%
Betty Sutton 29%
John Tanner 55%
Gene Taylor 60%
Harry Teague 46%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
Ed Towns 10%
George Voinovich 61%
Diane Watson 14%
Mel Watt 21%
Jim Webb, Jr. 42%
Anthony Weiner 25%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 41%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 44%
Bill Young 76%

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