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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative Composite Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 59%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 32%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 49%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 79%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 81%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 79%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 28%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 31%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 31%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 24%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 23%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 37%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 74%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 15%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 60%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 77%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 76%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 74%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 39%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 41%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 24%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 42%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 72%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 31%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 89%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 29%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 68%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 65%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 33%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 81%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 29%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 31%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 22%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 76%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 22%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 11%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 27%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 22%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 22%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 61%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 27%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 78%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 67%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 79%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 82%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 79%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 31%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 27%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 24%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 30%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 9%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 17%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 41%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 89%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 81%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 63%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 61%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 36%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 75%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 78%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 79%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 81%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 22%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 28%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 85%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 94%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 34%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 25%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 54%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 67%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 17%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 19%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 29%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 66%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 80%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 63%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 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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