Search Form
Now choose a category »

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
John Adler 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 83%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 31%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 12%
Steve Austria 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 6%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 93%
Brian Baird 12%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 62%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 37%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 16%
Melissa Bean 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 37%
Judy Biggert 62%
Brian Bilbray 93%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
John Boccieri 18%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 87%
Kit Bond 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 81%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 87%
Leonard Boswell 6%
Rick Boucher 25%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 12%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
Bobby Bright 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 87%
Scott Brown 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 93%
Jim Bunning 83%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 6%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 93%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
Joseph Cao 62%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 12%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 43%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 81%
Mike Castle 43%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 95%
Ben Chandler III 31%
Travis Childers 93%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 87%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
Kent Conrad 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 6%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 6%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 95%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 12%
Jerry Costello 56%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 93%
Mark Critz 66%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 37%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
Geoff Davis 87%
Lincoln Davis 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 81%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 81%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 6%
Charles Djou 33%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 75%
Byron Dorgan 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 12%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 6%
Chet Edwards 31%
Vern Ehlers 93%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
Brad Ellsworth 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
John Ensign 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 18%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 12%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 6%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 6%
Elton Gallegly 93%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 87%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 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.

Skip to top
Back to top