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Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
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 Timothy Johnson Democratic 27%
SD U.S. Senate Jr 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 4 Ralph Hall Republican 74%
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%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 44%
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%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 59%
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%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 47%
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 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 57%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 59%
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 4 Doc Hastings Republican 62%
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 6 Tom Petri Republican 53%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 54%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 74%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 56%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 54%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 45%
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%
Max Baucus 49%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Eric Cantor 87%
Mo Cowan 0%
Trey Radel 71%
Mel Watt 0%
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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