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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 48%
Todd Akin 69%
Rodney Alexander 56%
Jason Altmire 42%
Rob Andrews 27%
Steve Austria 69%
Kelly Ayotte 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 39%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 61%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 73%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 61%
Charlie Bass 48%
Max Baucus 53%
Mark Begich 48%
Dan Benishek 100%
Rick Berg 83%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 20%
Judy Biggert 45%
Brian Bilbray 51%
Jeff Bingaman 48%
Tim Bishop 27%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 61%
Mary Bono Mack 51%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 39%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 83%
Barbara Boxer 48%
Bruce Braley 20%
Paul Broun 65%
Corrine Brown 30%
Scott Brown 56%
Ann Marie Buerkle 100%
Dan Burton 71%
Dave Camp 73%
John Campbell III 58%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 73%
Lois Capps 20%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 36%
John Carney, Jr. 32%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Ben Chandler III 41%
Hansen Clarke 20%
Dan Coats 88%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 48%
Jerry Costello 42%
Chip Cravaack 61%
Ander Crenshaw 83%
Mark Critz 42%
Geoff Davis 63%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 32%
John Dingell 34%
Bob Dold 45%
David Dreier 65%
Donna Edwards 20%
Renee Ellmers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 49%
Sam Farr 20%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 20%
Bob Filner 20%
Stephen Fincher 100%
Mike Fitzpatrick 48%
John Fleming, Jr. 83%
Randy Forbes 83%
Barney Frank 20%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Scott Garrett 100%
Jim Gerlach 54%
Chris Gibson 45%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 29%
Michael Grimm 46%
Frank Guinta 83%
Kay Hagan 48%
Ralph Hall 83%
Richard Hanna 44%
Tom Harkin 48%
Doc Hastings 73%
Nan Hayworth 52%
Joe Heck, Jr. 53%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 35%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 22%
Thomas Holden 43%
Rush Holt, Jr. 20%
Mike Honda 20%
Tim Huelskamp 100%
Robert Hurt 100%
Daniel Inouye 48%
Steve Israel 32%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
Mike Johanns 67%
Timothy Johnson 48%
Tim Johnson 46%
Dale Kildee 30%
Jack Kingston 61%
Mark Kirk 58%
Larry Kissell 41%
John Kline 83%
Herb Kohl 48%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
Jon Kyl 62%
Mary Landrieu 48%
Tom Latham 65%
Steve LaTourette 46%
Frank Lautenberg 48%
Carl Levin 50%
Jerry Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 48%
Dick Lugar 59%
Cynthia Lummis 100%
Dan Lungren 63%
Connie Mack IV 58%
Don Manzullo 70%
Jim Matheson 43%
Carolyn McCarthy 30%
Thaddeus McCotter 63%
Jim McDermott 20%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 69%
John Mica 73%
Mike Michaud 37%
Barbara Mikulski 48%
Candice Miller 83%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 20%
Jeff Miller 100%
Brad Miller 32%
Jim Moran, Jr. 23%
Sue Myrick 71%
Ben Nelson 51%
Randy Neugebauer 100%
Rich Nugent 100%
Alan Nunnelee 83%
John Olver 20%
Bill Owens 39%
Ed Pastor 29%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 20%
Tom Petri 56%
Joe Pitts 100%
Todd Platts 53%
Mark Pryor 53%
Ben Quayle 100%
Nick Rahall II 42%
Charlie Rangel 20%
Denny Rehberg 52%
Harry Reid 50%
Silvestre Reyes 39%
Reid Ribble 100%
Laura Richardson 23%
Scott Rigell 83%
David Rivera 53%
Jay Rockefeller IV 48%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 30%
Jon Runyan 52%
Loretta Sanchez 20%
Bobby Schilling 54%
Jean Schmidt 71%
Aaron Schock 57%
Allyson Schwartz 29%
Heath Shuler 44%
Olympia Snowe 58%
Steve Southerland 100%
Pete Stark 20%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Marlin Stutzman 100%
John Sullivan 71%
Betty Sutton 20%
Lee Terry 56%
John Tierney 20%
Ed Towns 20%
Mark Udall 48%
David Vitter 100%
Joe Walsh 83%
Mel Watt 20%
Henry Waxman 20%
Jim Webb, Jr. 48%
Allen West 69%
Lynn Westmoreland 100%
Ed Whitfield 69%
Frank Wolf 69%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 25%
Bill Young 63%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 48%

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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