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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 87%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 64%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 60%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 37%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 32%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 24%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 58%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 81%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 28%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 34%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 41%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 41%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 72%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 26%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 47%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 69%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 55%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 81%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 38%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 28%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 32%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 81%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 23%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
Neil Abercrombie 16%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 79%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 88%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 28%
Bill Archer 89%
Richard Armey 90%
John Ashcroft 88%
Spencer Bachus 72%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 76%
Cass Ballenger 71%
James Barcia 51%
Bob Barr, Jr. 86%
Bill Barrett 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Charlie Bass 48%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 74%
Max Baucus 37%
Bob Bennett 53%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 58%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 52%
Joe Biden, Jr. 26%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 30%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 69%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
John Boehner 90%
Kit Bond 61%
Henry Bonilla 58%
David Edward Bonior 32%
Mary Bono Mack 56%
Robert Borski, Jr. 38%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 27%
Barbara Boxer 26%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
John Breaux 46%
Corrine Brown 13%
George Brown, Jr. 7%
Richard Bryan 26%
Ed Bryant 81%
Conrad Burns 73%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 43%
Herbert Callahan 97%
Dave Camp 67%
Ben Campbell 64%
Thomas Campbell 37%
Chris Cannon 79%
Lois Capps 21%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 41%
John Chafee 26%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 97%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 13%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 0%
Robert Clement 43%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 97%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 81%
Gary Condit 46%
Kent Conrad 45%
Merrill Cook 59%
John Cooksey 58%
Jerry Costello 52%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Christopher Cox 66%
William Coyne 7%
Larry Craig 79%
Robert Cramer 51%
Philip Crane 89%
Barbara Cubin 89%
Randall Cunningham 79%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%

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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