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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%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 73%
Jason Altmire 41%
Rob Andrews 27%
Steve Austria 73%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 70%
Rick Berg 59%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 30%
Judy Biggert 58%
Brian Bilbray 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 59%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 21%
Ann Marie Buerkle 84%
Dan Burton 86%
Francisco Canseco 91%
Russ Carnahan 22%
Ben Chandler III 41%
Hansen Clarke 17%
Chip Cravaack 73%
Mark Critz 38%
Geoff Davis 72%
Norm Dicks 36%
Robert Dold 47%
David Dreier 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
Barney Frank 24%
Elton Gallegly 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Frank Guinta 73%
Nan Hayworth 59%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
Kathy Hochul 38%
Thomas Holden 33%
Duncan Hunter 81%
Tim Johnson 43%
Dale Kildee 26%
Larry Kissell 42%
Dennis Kucinich 12%
Jeff Landry 91%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Dan Lungren 57%
Connie Mack IV 85%
Don Manzullo 59%
Thaddeus McCotter 84%
Brad Miller 22%
Sue Myrick 73%
John Olver 0%
Todd Platts 58%
Ben Quayle 91%
Denny Rehberg 59%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Laura Richardson 39%
David Rivera 59%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 21%
Bobby Schilling 85%
Jean Schmidt 81%
Heath Shuler 44%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 51%
John Sullivan 91%
Betty Sutton 32%
Ed Towns 12%
Bob Turner 49%
Joe Walsh 54%
Mel Watt 24%
Allen West 91%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Bill Young 52%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 27%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 37%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
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%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
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%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 34%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 22%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 27%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 31%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 17%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 27%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 32%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 22%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 12%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 40%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 27%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 41%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 29%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 11%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 24%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 39%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 30%

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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