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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 12
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 93
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 100
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 93
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 87
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 6
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 6
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 81
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 85
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 81
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0
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 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 87
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 56
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 6
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 6
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 6
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 68
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100
Neil Abercrombie 0
Gary Ackerman 0
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14
Todd Akin 100
Rodney Alexander 100
Wayne Allard 100
Thomas Allen 0
Jason Altmire 31
Rob Andrews 6
Michael Arcuri 0
Joe Baca, Sr. 6
Michele Bachmann 100
Spencer Bachus 100
Brian Baird 0
J. Gresham Barrett 100
John Barrow 31
Roscoe Bartlett 100
Max Baucus 14
Evan Bayh 14
Melissa Bean 6
Bob Bennett 85
Shelley Berkley 0
Howard Berman 6
Marion Berry 31
Judy Biggert 31
Brian Bilbray 75
Jeff Bingaman 0
Tim Bishop 6
Kit Bond 100
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75
Mary Bono Mack 31
Dan Boren 68
Leonard Boswell 6
Rick Boucher 12
Allen Boyd, Jr. 6
Nancy Boyda 6
Bruce Braley 0
Paul Broun 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 100
Ginny Brown-Waite 75
Jim Bunning 100
Dan Burton 100
Steve Buyer 81
Robert Byrd 14
Dave Camp 100
John Campbell III 93
Chris Cannon 100
Eric Cantor 87
Dennis Cardoza 6
Russ Carnahan 12
Christopher Carney 25
Mike Castle 18
Saxby Chambliss 100
Ben Chandler III 12
Hillary Clinton 0
Howard Coble 87
Thomas Coburn 100
Norm Coleman 85
Kent Conrad 42
Jerry Costello 75
Larry Craig 71
Robert Cramer 31
Barbara Cubin 50
Artur Davis 25
David Davis 100
Geoff Davis 93
Lincoln Davis 81
Thomas Davis III 43
Bill Delahunt 6
James DeMint 100
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 87
Norm Dicks 6
John Dingell 0
Chris Dodd 0
Elizabeth Dole 100
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100
John Doolittle 100
Byron Dorgan 28
Thelma Drake 100
David Dreier 81
Chet Edwards 18
Vern Ehlers 87
Brad Ellsworth 81
Jo Ann Emerson 87
Philip English 75
John Ensign 100
Bob Etheridge 25
Terry Everett 100
Tom Feeney 100
Russ Feingold 0
Michael Ferguson 81
Bob Filner 0
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75
Barney Frank 0
Elton Gallegly 100
Jim Gerlach 62
Gabrielle Giffords 6
Wayne Gilchrest 18
Phil Gingrey 93
Charlie Gonzalez 0
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100
Bart Gordon 25
Judd Gregg 71
Charles Hagel 100
John Hall 0
Ralph Hall 100
Phil Hare 6
Tom Harkin 0
Jane Harman 0
Doc Hastings 100
Robert Hayes 100
Wally Herger, Jr. 100
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 18
Baron Hill 18
Maurice Hinchey 0
David Lee Hobson 62
Paul Hodes 0
Pete Hoekstra 100
Thomas Holden 37
Rush Holt, Jr. 6
Darlene Hooley 6
Kenny Hulshof 100
Duncan Hunter 56
Kay Hutchison 85
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100
Daniel Inouye 0
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0
William Jefferson 0
Tim Johnson 100
Timothy Johnson 14
Steve Kagen 6
Paul Kanjorski 18
Ric Keller 100
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 14
Patrick Kennedy 0
Dale Kildee 25
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0
Jack Kingston 100
Ron Klein 0
Joseph Knollenberg 87
Herb Kohl 0
Dennis Kucinich 6
John Kuhl, Jr. 87

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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