Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rodney Alexander 67%
Rob Andrews 13%
Kelly Ayotte 61%
Michele Bachmann 87%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Ron Barber 43%
John Barrow 46%
Max Baucus 49%
Mark Begich 47%
Dan Benishek 59%
Kerry Bentivolio 57%
Tim Bishop 32%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 67%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Bruce Braley 32%
Paul Broun 57%
Corrine Brown 13%
Dave Camp 74%
Eric Cantor 87%
Lois Capps 32%
Saxby Chambliss 72%
Dan Coats 84%
Howard Coble 70%
Thomas Coburn 82%
Mo Cowan 0%
Ander Crenshaw 71%
John Dingell 31%
Donna Edwards 0%
Renee Ellmers 74%
Bill Enyart 40%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 7%
Stephen Fincher 87%
Mike Fitzpatrick 48%
John Fleming, Jr. 84%
Randy Forbes 74%
Pete Gallego 44%
Joe Garcia 45%
Scott Garrett 74%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Chris Gibson 46%
Phil Gingrey 87%
Alan Grayson 28%
Michael Grimm 45%
Kay Hagan 48%
Janice Hahn 16%
Ralph Hall 74%
Richard Hanna 46%
Tom Harkin 0%
Doc Hastings 62%
Joe Heck, Jr. 54%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 38%
Rush Holt, Jr. 23%
Mike Honda 0%
Steven Horsford 0%
Tim Huelskamp 67%
Robert Hurt 74%
Steve Israel 16%
Mike Johanns 81%
Timothy Johnson 27%
Jack Kingston 84%
Mark Kirk 57%
Ann Kirkpatrick 42%
John Kline 62%
Mary Landrieu 46%
Tom Latham 54%
Carl Levin 32%
Cynthia Lummis 53%
Dan Maffei 44%
Jim Matheson 47%
Jim McDermott 13%
Mike McIntyre 46%
Buck McKeon 62%
John Mica 84%
Mike Michaud 39%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 74%
Gary Miller 70%
George Miller 27%
Jeff Miller 71%
Jim Moran, Jr. 7%
Patrick Murphy 45%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 15%
Randy Neugebauer 84%
Rich Nugent 74%
Alan Nunnelee 87%
Bill Owens 43%
Ed Pastor 0%
Tom Petri 53%
Joe Pitts 87%
Mike Pompeo 87%
Mark Pryor 55%
Trey Radel 71%
Nick Rahall II 45%
Charlie Rangel 24%
Harry Reid 38%
Reid Ribble 74%
Scott Rigell 62%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 74%
Jon Runyan 47%
Matt Salmon 74%
Loretta Sanchez 24%
Aaron Schock 58%
Allyson Schwartz 34%
Steve Southerland 87%
Steve Stockman 59%
Marlin Stutzman 62%
Lee Terry 50%
John Tierney 24%
Mark Udall 39%
David Vitter 86%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 16%
Lynn Westmoreland 71%
Ed Whitfield 70%
Frank Wolf 59%
Bill Young 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 24%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 41%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 39%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 28%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 32%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 29%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 35%
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%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 52%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 7%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 32%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 35%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 39%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 41%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 16%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 38%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 43%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic 51%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 28%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman 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.

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Back to top