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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Liberty Central

2010 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican C
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic F
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican B
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican A
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican A
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican A
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican A
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican A
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic F
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican A
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican A
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican A
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic F
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic F
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic F
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican A
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic F
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic F
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic F
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican A
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic F
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic F
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic F
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic F
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic F
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic F
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic F
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic F
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic F
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic F
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic F
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic F
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican A
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican A
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic F
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican A
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic F
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic F
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic F
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican A
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic F
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic F
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic F
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic F
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican A
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic F
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican A
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic F
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican A
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic F
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican A
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican A
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican A
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic F
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic F
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic F
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic F
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic F
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican A
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican A
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic F
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation F
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic F
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic F
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic F
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic F
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic F
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic F
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic F
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic F
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican A
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican A
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic F
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican A
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican A
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic F
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican A
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic F
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican B
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican A
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic F
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic F
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic F
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican B
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican C
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican A
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican A
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican B
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican A
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic F
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican A
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic F
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic F
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican A
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican A
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican A
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic F
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic F
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican A
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican A
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic F
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic F
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican B
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic F
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic F
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic F
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican A
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican A
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican A
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican A
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican B
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic F
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican C
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic F
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic F
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic F
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic F
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican A
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic F
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic F
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic F
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican A
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican A
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic D
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic F
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic F
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican A
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican A
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican A
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican A
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican A
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican A
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican A
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican A
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic F
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican A
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic F
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican A
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican A
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican A
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican A
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican B
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic F
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic F
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic F
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic F
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic F
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic F
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic F
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic F
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic F
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic F
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic F
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic F
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic F
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic F
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic F
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican D
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic F
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic F
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic F
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic F
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican A
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican A
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican A
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic F
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican A
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic F
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic F
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic F
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican A
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican A
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican A
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic F
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican A
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic F
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican A
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic F
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican A
MP U.S. House Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic F
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican B
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican B
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic F
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican A
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic F
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic F
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican A
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic F
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic F
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican B
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic F
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican A
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican A
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic C

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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