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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 8 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%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 39%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 62%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 62%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 41%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 32%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 66%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 59%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 87%
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%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 52%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 16%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 13 George Holding Republican 87%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 77%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 51%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 62%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 74%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 62%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 87%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 36%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 61%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 74%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 39%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 43%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 16%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 66%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 7%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 38%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 70%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 16%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 54%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 54%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic, Working Families 21%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 18 Sean Maloney Democratic, Working Families 40%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 62%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 28%
OH U.S. House 14 David Joyce Republican 48%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 52%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 87%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 67%
OK U.S. House 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 87%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 54%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 27%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 34%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 52%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 28%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 39%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 37%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 87%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 46%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 48%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 59%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 59%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 54%
PA U.S. House 12 Keith Rothfus Republican 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 54%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 87%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 59%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 92%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 48%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 74%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 74%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 67%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 24%
SC U.S. House 7 Tom Rice Republican 74%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 84%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 63%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 62%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 62%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 41%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 84%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro 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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