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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 25 Roger Williams Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 41%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 73%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 84%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 74%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 74%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 44%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 62%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 57%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 32%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 32%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 28%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 23%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 69%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 74%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 40%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 53%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 38%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 59%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 67%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 54%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 74%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 56%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 54%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 92%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 53%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Rob Andrews 13%
Michele Bachmann 87%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Ron Barber 43%
John Barrow 46%
Max Baucus 49%
Mark Begich 47%
Kerry Bentivolio 57%
Tim Bishop 32%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Bruce Braley 32%
Paul Broun 57%
Dave Camp 74%
Eric Cantor 87%
Saxby Chambliss 72%
Howard Coble 70%
Thomas Coburn 82%
Mo Cowan 0%
John Dingell 31%
Bill Enyart 40%
Pete Gallego 44%
Joe Garcia 45%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Phil Gingrey 87%
Michael Grimm 45%
Kay Hagan 48%
Ralph Hall 74%
Colleen Hanabusa 16%
Tom Harkin 0%
Doc Hastings 62%
Rush Holt, Jr. 23%
Steven Horsford 0%
Mike Johanns 81%
Timothy Johnson 27%
Jack Kingston 84%
Mary Landrieu 46%
Tom Latham 54%
Carl Levin 32%
Dan Maffei 44%
Jim Matheson 47%
Mike McIntyre 46%
Buck McKeon 62%
Mike Michaud 39%
Gary Miller 70%
George Miller 27%
Jim Moran, Jr. 7%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 15%
Alan Nunnelee 87%
Bill Owens 43%
Ed Pastor 0%
Tom Petri 53%
Mark Pryor 55%
Trey Radel 71%
Nick Rahall II 45%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 74%
Jon Runyan 47%
Brad Schneider 36%
Allyson Schwartz 34%
Carol Shea-Porter 28%
Steve Southerland 87%
Steve Stockman 59%
Lee Terry 50%
John Tierney 24%
Mark Udall 39%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 16%
Frank Wolf 59%
Bill Young 70%

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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