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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Herbert Callahan 97%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 97%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 97%
Terry Everett 97%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 97%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 97%
David McIntosh 97%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 97%
Jim Ryun 97%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 97%
John Shadegg 97%
Todd Tiahrt 97%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Richard Armey 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
Michael Collins 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 90%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 90%
Duncan Hunter 90%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
Ron Lewis 90%
John Linder 90%
Robert Livingston 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
Don Manzullo 90%
Edward Pease 90%
Bob Riley 90%
Joe Scarborough 90%
Cliff Stearns 90%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
Bill Archer 89%
Philip Crane 89%
Barbara Cubin 89%
Wayne Allard 88%
John Ashcroft 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
John Doolittle 88%
William Phillip Gramm 88%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 88%
Henry Hyde 88%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
Jon Kyl 88%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 88%
James Rogan 88%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
Bob Smith 88%
James Hansen 87%
Asa Hutchinson 87%
Ronald Packard 87%
Robert Barr, Jr. 86%
Rick Hill 86%
George Radanovich 86%
Michael Bilirakis 81%
Ed Bryant 81%
Larry Combest 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 81%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
J. Dennis Hastert 81%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 81%
Joel Hefley 81%
Van Hilleary 81%
Kenny Hulshof 81%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 81%
William Lewis Jenkins 81%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 81%
Stephen Largent 81%
Jack Metcalf 81%
James Nussle 81%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 81%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 81%
Floyd Spence 81%
Charles Taylor 81%
David Weldon 81%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 80%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 79%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 79%
Chris Cannon 79%
Larry Craig 79%
Randall Cunningham 79%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
Rodney Grams 79%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 79%
Don Nickles 79%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 79%
Bill Young 79%
Kay Hutchison 78%
Jesse Helms 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 76%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
Dan Burton 76%
Paul Coverdell 76%
Gilbert Gutknecht 76%
Robert William Ney 76%
Richard Pombo 76%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
Robert Schaffer 76%
Bob Stump 76%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 76%
Zach Wamp 76%
Wesley Watkins 76%
Thomas DeLay 75%
Thomas Ewing 75%
William Goodling 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
Herbert Bateman 74%
Conrad Burns 73%
Rick Santorum 73%
Craig Thomas 73%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 72%
Jennifer Dunn 72%
John Nathan Hostettler 72%
Sue Myrick 72%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 72%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 72%
John Sununu 72%
James Talent 72%
Cass Ballenger 71%
Jay Dickey 71%
John Peterson 71%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 71%
Fred Thompson 71%
Gerald Weller 71%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 69%
Judd Gregg 69%
Pete Hoekstra 69%
Joseph Knollenberg 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 69%
Anne Northup 69%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 69%
E.G. Shuster 69%
Mark Souder 69%
William Tauzin 69%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 67%
Paul Gillmor 67%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
Gene Taylor 67%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%
Steve Buyer 66%
Christopher Cox 66%
James McCrery III 66%
Bill Barrett 64%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 64%
Ben Campbell 64%
William Frist 64%
George Gekas 64%
Porter Goss 64%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
John McHugh 64%
Frank Murkowski 64%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
Strom Thurmond 64%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
David Dreier 63%
William Lipinski 63%
Charles Stenholm 63%
W. Curtis Weldon 63%
Ernest Hollings 62%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 62%
Kit Bond 61%
Elton Gallegly 60%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
Bill McCollum 60%
Scott McInnis 60%
Michael Oxley 60%
Ralph Regula 60%
Nick Smith 60%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 60%
Merrill Cook 59%
Christopher John 59%
Ray LaHood 59%
Douglas Bereuter 58%
Henry Bonilla 58%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 58%
John Cooksey 58%

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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