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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. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 47%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 83%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 55%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
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%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 39%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 34%
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 Saxby Chambliss Republican 72%
GA U.S. Senate Jr 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%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
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 Mark Kirk Republican 57%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 84%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 52%
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 Mary Landrieu Democratic 46%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 41%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 32%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 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%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 48%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 77%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 51%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 81%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 74%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 36%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 61%
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 Harry Reid Democratic 38%
NV U.S. Senate Jr 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 Thomas Coburn Republican 82%
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 Timothy Johnson Democratic 27%
SD U.S. Senate Jr 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 Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 56%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 92%
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 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 36%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 87%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 87%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 87%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 67%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 42%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 43%
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 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
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 11 George Miller Democratic 27%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 62%
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 31 Gary Miller Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod 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%
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 4 Cory Gardner Republican 62%
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%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 87%
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%

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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