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. House-At-Large Donald Young R 62%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 79%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 77%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 84%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 21%
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-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-18 Anna Eshoo D 11%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 92%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy 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-32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
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-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 Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 10%
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 Michael Bennet D 40%
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-8 Bill Posey R 69%
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-22 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%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 27%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 3%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 30%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 83%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 9%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 24%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 89%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 76%
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 Gutiérrez 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. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 23%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 41%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 28%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr 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-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. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 67%
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-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-5 Steny Hoyer D 23%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 9%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 9%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 62%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 76%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 20%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 17%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 45%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 35%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 69%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 17%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 54%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 35%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 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 Health and Human Services Tom Price R 93%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 85%
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-10 Patrick McHenry R 84%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 76%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 65%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 85%
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-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. 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 Dean Heller R 83%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 66%
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-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-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-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 State House-59 John Boccieri D 46%
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 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-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 72%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 84%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 8%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60%
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 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-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-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
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. 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-6 Bob Goodlatte R 88%
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-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 82%
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. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 3%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 68%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 90%
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%
Michele Bachmann 92%
Spencer Bachus 76%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 85%
Brian Baird 41%
John Barrow 51%
Roscoe Bartlett 74%
Max Baucus 52%
Melissa Bean 49%
Mark Begich 35%
Bob Bennett 66%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 19%
Marion Berry 46%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
Tim Bishop 27%
John Boehner 94%
Kit Bond 73%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 55%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 82%
Barbara Boxer 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Bruce Braley 19%
Bobby Bright 60%
Paul Broun 92%
Corrine Brown 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 79%
Scott Brown 65%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Jim Bunning 86%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 74%
Dave Camp 79%
John Campbell III 77%
Eric Cantor 82%
Joseph Cao 57%
Lois Capps 12%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 33%
Christopher Carney 54%
Mike Castle 59%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 59%
Howard Coble 85%
Thomas Coburn 87%
Kent Conrad 28%
Jerry Costello 51%
Ander Crenshaw 73%
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%
John Dingell 21%
Charles Djou 58%
Chris Dodd 26%
Byron Dorgan 24%
David Dreier 80%
Steve Driehaus 45%
Donna Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 51%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 76%
John Ensign 78%
Bob Etheridge 39%
Sam Farr 10%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 15%
Russ Feingold 34%
Bob Filner 22%
John Fleming, Jr. 90%
Randy Forbes 83%
Barney Frank 7%
Elton Gallegly 79%
Scott Garrett 92%
Jim Gerlach 69%
Gabrielle Giffords 53%
Phil Gingrey 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 32%
Bart Gordon 38%
Alan Grayson 29%
Judd Gregg 65%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 77%
Kay Hagan 40%
John Hall 23%
Ralph Hall 82%
Debbie Halvorson 48%
Phil Hare 28%
Tom Harkin 24%
Jane Harman 18%
Doc Hastings 84%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 53%
Baron Hill 48%
Maurice Hinchey 15%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 41%
Paul Hodes 42%
Thomas Holden 55%
Rush Holt, Jr. 7%
Mike Honda 9%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
Daniel Inouye 23%
Steve Israel 28%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
Mike Johanns 71%
Timothy Johnson 23%
Tim Johnson 62%
Steve Kagen 24%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
John Kerry 26%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 28%
Mary Jo Kilroy 27%
Jack Kingston 81%
Mark Kirk 61%
Ann Kirkpatrick 51%
Larry Kissell 44%
Ron Klein 37%
John Kline 77%
Herb Kohl 34%
Suzanne Kosmas 43%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 50%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
Jon Kyl 83%
Mary Landrieu 36%
Tom Latham 71%
Steve LaTourette 63%
Frank Lautenberg 20%
Chris Lee 69%
George LeMieux 77%
Carl Levin 17%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Joe Lieberman 53%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
John Linder 91%
Dick Lugar 64%
Cynthia Lummis 81%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 83%
Dan Maffei 35%
Don Manzullo 82%
Betsy Markey 45%
Jim Marshall 58%
Jim Matheson 51%
Carolyn McCarthy 31%
Thaddeus McCotter 73%
Jim McDermott 17%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McMahon 53%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 28%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 49%
John Mica 79%
Mike Michaud 23%
Barbara Mikulski 17%
Candice Miller 77%
Gary Miller 87%
George Miller 5%
Jeff Miller 88%
Brad Miller 25%
Walt Minnick 57%
Harry Mitchell 56%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jim Moran, Jr. 22%
Patrick Murphy 46%
Scott Murphy 42%
Sue Myrick 89%
Ben Nelson 58%
Randy Neugebauer 95%
Glenn Nye III 55%
Jim Oberstar 12%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 3%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 48%
Bill Owens 56%
Ed Pastor 30%
Ron Paul 68%
Donald Payne 25%
Tom Perriello 47%
Tom Petri 77%
Joe Pitts 88%
Todd Platts 64%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Mark Pryor 46%
Adam Putnam 68%
Nick Rahall II 47%
Charlie Rangel 9%
Denny Rehberg 81%
Harry Reid 17%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Laura Richardson 27%
Jay Rockefeller IV 35%
Ciro Rodriguez 36%
Mike Rogers 74%
Mike Ross 54%
Steve Rothman 20%
John Salazar 47%
Loretta Sanchez 3%
Mark Schauer 41%
Jean Schmidt 95%
Aaron Schock 67%
Allyson Schwartz 37%
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%
Lee Terry 75%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
John Tierney 8%
Ed Towns 10%
Mark Udall 39%
David Vitter 83%
George Voinovich 61%
Diane Watson 14%
Mel Watt 21%
Henry Waxman 12%
Jim Webb, Jr. 42%
Anthony Weiner 25%
Lynn Westmoreland 89%
Ed Whitfield 73%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 41%
Frank Wolf 73%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 44%
Bill Young 76%

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