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Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Conservative on Social Policy Score

Issues:
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 26%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 69%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 26%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 26%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 24%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 58%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 28%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 48%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 72%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 97%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 26%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 26%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 55%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 38%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 72%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
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 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
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 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 64%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 97%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 37%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 32%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 31%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 81%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 28%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 53%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 25%
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 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
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 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 41%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 47%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 81%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 69%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 90%
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 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 28%
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%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 81%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 69%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 90%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 28%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 32%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 81%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 71%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 79%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 90%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 16%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 23%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 25%
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%
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 74%
Max Baucus 37%
Bob Bennett 53%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 28%
Douglas Bereuter 58%
Howard Berman 11%
Marion Berry 52%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 30%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 69%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
Kit Bond 61%
Henry Bonilla 58%
David Edward Bonior 32%
Mary Bono Mack 56%
Robert Borski, Jr. 38%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 27%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
John Breaux 46%
George Brown, Jr. 7%
Richard Bryan 26%

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.

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