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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 27%
Sandy Adams 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 62%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 48%
Todd Akin 69%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 62%
Rodney Alexander 56%
Jason Altmire 42%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 47%
Rob Andrews 27%
Steve Austria 69%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 39%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 61%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 56%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 61%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 48%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20%
Max Baucus 53%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 48%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 48%
Rick Berg 83%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 20%
Judy Biggert 45%
Brian Bilbray 51%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
Jeff Bingaman 48%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 55%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 27%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 48%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 61%
Mary Bono Mack 51%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 88%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 39%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 30%
Scott Brown 56%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 48%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 83%
Ann Marie Buerkle 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 71%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 58%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 73%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 48%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 48%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 36%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 48%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 48%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 83%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 71%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
Ben Chandler III 41%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 20%
Hansen Clarke 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 20%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 61%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 36%
Kent Conrad 48%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 48%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 41%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 71%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
Jerry Costello 42%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 36%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Chip Cravaack 61%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 83%
Mark Critz 42%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 70%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
Geoff Davis 63%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 27%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 39%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
James DeMint 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 49%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
Norm Dicks 32%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 34%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
Robert Dold 45%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 44%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
David Dreier 65%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 63%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 61%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 48%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 49%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 48%
Bob Filner 20%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 48%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 83%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 83%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 83%
Barney Frank 20%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 48%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 20%
Elton Gallegly 83%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 54%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 45%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 48%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 29%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 69%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 69%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 69%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 46%
Frank Guinta 83%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 30%

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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