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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%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 58%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 59%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 34%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 62%
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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 68%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 32%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 52%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 57%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 79%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 41%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 39%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 29%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 41%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 66%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 62%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 77%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic 51%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 74%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 39%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 43%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 87%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 27%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 34%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 37%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 68%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 92%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 63%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 62%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 73%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 75%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 44%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 29%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 32%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 56%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 54%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 92%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald 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%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 87%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
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%
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 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
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 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 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 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%
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%
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%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 71%
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 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 28%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 39%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 27%
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%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 16%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 36%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 32%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 87%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 67%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
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 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 36%
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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 54%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 74%

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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