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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 12%
Brian Baird 12%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 12%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
Karen McCarthy 12%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 12%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 12%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
Loretta Sanchez 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
Henry Waxman 10%
Corrine Brown 9%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
William Coyne 9%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 9%
Gary Ackerman 6%
Thomas Allen 6%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 6%
Sam Farr 6%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 6%
Jim McDermott 6%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6%
Carrie Meek 6%
George Miller 6%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
Thomas Sawyer 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Lincoln Chafee 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
John Olver 0%
Major Owens 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
Charlie Rangel 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
Pete Stark 0%
John Tierney 0%
Robert Torricelli 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%

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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