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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative (Composite)

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 45%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 79%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 39%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 54%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 82%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 74%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 75%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 72%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 71%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 65%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 42%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 45%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 77%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 78%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 18%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 94%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 43%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 35%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 31%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 62%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 77%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 78%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 61%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 14%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 28%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 23%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 31%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 21%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 54%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 68%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 68%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 59%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 48%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 80%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 11%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 12%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 27%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 36%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 24%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 58%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 97%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 68%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 61%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 19%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 66%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 39%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 55%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 53%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 61%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 62%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 79%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 52%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 26%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 82%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 78%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 15%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 66%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 77%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 82%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 82%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 78%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 14%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 53%

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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