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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Conservative Composite Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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 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%
Bruce Braley 19%
Bobby Bright 60%
Paul Broun 92%
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%
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%
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%
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%
Jim Gerlach 69%
Gabrielle Giffords 53%
Phil Gingrey 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 32%
Bart Gordon 38%
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%
Paul Hodes 42%
Thomas Holden 55%
Rush Holt, Jr. 7%
Kay Hutchison 85%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
Daniel Inouye 23%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 21%
Mike Johanns 71%
Timothy Johnson 23%
Tim Johnson 62%
Steve Kagen 24%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 28%
Mary Jo Kilroy 27%
Jack Kingston 81%
Larry Kissell 44%
Ron Klein 37%
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%
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%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McMahon 53%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 28%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 49%
Mike Michaud 23%
Gary Miller 87%
George Miller 5%
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%
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%
Todd Platts 64%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Mark Pryor 46%
Nick Rahall II 47%
Denny Rehberg 81%
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%
Mark Schauer 41%
Jean Schmidt 95%
Aaron Schock 67%
Allyson Schwartz 37%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 28%
John Shadegg 91%
Carol Shea-Porter 26%
Heath Shuler 45%
Ike Skelton 54%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Vic Snyder 39%

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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