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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Conservative (Foreign)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 29%
Sandy Adams 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 59%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 73%
Jason Altmire 41%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 40%
Rob Andrews 27%
Steve Austria 73%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Michele Bachmann 73%
Spencer Bachus 66%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 59%
John Barrow 46%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 54%
Charlie Bass 70%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 59%
Rick Berg 59%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 30%
Judy Biggert 58%
Brian Bilbray 59%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 54%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 54%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
Tim Bishop 27%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 8%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 59%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 21%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
Bruce Braley 13%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 54%
Paul Broun 65%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 59%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 85%
Ann Marie Buerkle 84%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 59%
Dan Burton 86%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 73%
Dave Camp 66%
John Campbell III 43%
Francisco Canseco 91%
Eric Cantor 85%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
Russ Carnahan 22%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 86%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 81%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 73%
Ben Chandler III 41%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 17%
Hansen Clarke 17%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 34%
Howard Coble 54%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 73%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 38%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 36%
Chip Cravaack 73%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 73%
Mark Critz 38%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Geoff Davis 72%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 27%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 47%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 59%
Norm Dicks 36%
John Dingell 34%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 47%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 13%
David Dreier 59%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 54%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 42%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 21%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 47%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 86%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 91%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 81%
Barney Frank 24%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
Elton Gallegly 73%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 73%
Jim Gerlach 59%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 86%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 38%
Phil Gingrey 72%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 49%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 59%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 44%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 13%
Michael Grimm 52%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 66%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 22%
Ralph Hall 70%
Colleen Hanabusa 37%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 66%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 52%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
Doc Hastings 73%
Nan Hayworth 59%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 73%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 48%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 22%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 27%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 19%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 38%
Thomas Holden 33%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 24%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 49%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 54%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 73%
Duncan Hunter 81%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 66%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 19%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
Tim Johnson 43%

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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