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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 63%
Rodney Alexander 67%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 47%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 54%
Rob Andrews 13%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 61%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 54%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 62%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 46%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
Max Baucus 49%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 47%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 59%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 34%
MI U.S. House 11 Kerry Bentivolio Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 87%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 32%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 84%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 32%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 87%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 87%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 41%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 74%
Eric Cantor 87%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 32%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 37%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 39%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 28%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 87%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 74%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 32%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 32%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 24%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 87%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 62%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 32%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 54%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 29%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 41%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 62%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 67%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 21%
Mo Cowan 0%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 62%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 21%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 62%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
MT U.S. House At-Large Steve Daines Republican 62%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 28%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 54%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 52%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 32%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 54%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 74%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 87%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 48%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 59%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 74%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 62%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 16%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 84%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 35%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 39%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 45%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 74%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 46%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 87%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 74%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 41%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 87%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 45%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 74%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 16%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 74%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 46%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin 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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