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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 53%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 36%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 83%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 87%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 87%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 67%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 42%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 42%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 58%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 49%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 32%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 59%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 62%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 34%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 62%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 28%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 24%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 29%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 39%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 45%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 52%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 39%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 57%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 74%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 68%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 36%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 32%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 87%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 67%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 59%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 54%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 41%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 57%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 62%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 54%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 67%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 57%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 84%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 52%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 67%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 74%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 74%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 13%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 49%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 62%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 79%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 35%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 67%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 84%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 86%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 37%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 35%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 74%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%

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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