Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Composite Conservative Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 70%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 69%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 80%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 69%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 84%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 73%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 59%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 50%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 7%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 96%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 23%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 24%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 13%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 3%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 41%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 74%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 28%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 19%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 15%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 3%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 77%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 9%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 87%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 11%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 74%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 74%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 23%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 5%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 12%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 21%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 29%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 34%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 19%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 20%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 87%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 96%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 76%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 69%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 54%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 13%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 14%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 37%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 12%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 14%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 3%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 65%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 27%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 29%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 69%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 85%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 82%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 15%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 12%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 23%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 14%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 36%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 29%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 19%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 47%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 14%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 58%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 9%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 6%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 47%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 84%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 21%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 73%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 88%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 26%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 89%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 84%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 74%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 32%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 51%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 18%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 91%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 89%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 77%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 61%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 53%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 22%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 64%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 20%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 70%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 22%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 64%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 20%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 6%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 12%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 22%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 16%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 19%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 34%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 16%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 90%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 25%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 66%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 70%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 32%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 56%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 83%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 81%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 84%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 19%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 72%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 12%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 28%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 23%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 95%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 29%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 68%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 66%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 5%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 31%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 64%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 93%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 29%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 71%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 73%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 57%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 40%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 93%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 81%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 80%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 81%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 94%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 83%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 86%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 85%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 90%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 20%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 87%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 74%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 74%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 86%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 90%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 90%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 90%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 44%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 36%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 16%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 93%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 96%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 18%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 85%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 83%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 11%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 81%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 15%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 19%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 23%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 29%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 79%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 55%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 28%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 20%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 7%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 62%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 34%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 11%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 62%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 59%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 79%
Neil Abercrombie 24%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 21%
Todd Akin 96%
Rodney Alexander 84%
Wayne Allard 91%
George Allen 86%
Thomas Allen 16%
Rob Andrews 27%
Joe Baca, Sr. 31%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 68%
Brian Baird 29%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
Charlie Bass 55%
Max Baucus 39%
Evan Bayh 29%
Melissa Bean 41%
Bob Beauprez 73%
Bob Bennett 85%
Shelley Berkley 32%
Howard Berman 19%
Marion Berry 43%
Joe Biden, Jr. 20%
Judy Biggert 51%
Michael Bilirakis 83%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
Tim Bishop 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 48%
John Boehner 84%
Kit Bond 77%
Henry Bonilla 85%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 86%
Mary Bono Mack 61%
Dan Boren 48%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 36%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 76%
Barbara Boxer 6%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Corrine Brown 26%
Henry Brown, Jr. 87%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
Jim Bunning 89%
Conrad Burns 73%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 35%
Dave Camp 75%
Chris Cannon 82%
Eric Cantor 88%
Lois Capps 13%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 26%
Julia Carson 16%
Edward Case 41%
Mike Castle 47%
Lincoln Chafee 41%
Saxby Chambliss 87%
Ben Chandler III 42%
Chris Chocola 78%
Hillary Clinton 20%
Howard Coble 66%
Thomas Coburn 91%
Norm Coleman 66%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 66%
Robert Cramer 50%
Ander Crenshaw 81%
Barbara Cubin 68%
Artur Davis 39%
Geoff Davis 81%
James Davis 31%
Jo Ann Davis 73%
Lincoln Davis 47%
Thomas Davis III 56%
Bill Delahunt 11%
Thomas DeLay 87%
James DeMint 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 31%
John Dingell 25%
Chris Dodd 20%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 24%
Thelma Drake 93%
David Dreier 73%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Philip English 65%
John Ensign 82%
Bob Etheridge 34%
Lane Evans 16%
Terry Everett 80%
Sam Farr 10%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 17%
Tom Feeney 76%
Russ Feingold 15%
Michael Ferguson 59%
Bob Filner 11%
Mike Fitzpatrick 55%
Mark Foley 63%
Randy Forbes 77%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Barney Frank 9%
William Frist 82%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Scott Garrett 76%
Jim Gerlach 56%
Jim Gibbons 74%
Wayne Gilchrest 51%
Paul Gillmor 65%
Phil Gingrey 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 31%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 67%
Bart Gordon 43%
Mark Green 65%
Judd Gregg 59%
Gilbert Gutknecht 63%
Charles Hagel 69%
Ralph Hall 81%
Tom Harkin 11%
Jane Harman 32%
Katherine Harris 66%
Melissa Hart 83%
Doc Hastings 76%
Robert Hayes 83%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Joel Hefley 82%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 41%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 34%
David Lee Hobson 69%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 42%
Rush Holt, Jr. 10%
Mike Honda 4%
Darlene Hooley 31%
John Nathan Hostettler 64%
Kenny Hulshof 66%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Henry Hyde 70%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 66%
Daniel Inouye 31%
Steve Israel 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 82%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9%
William Jefferson 32%
James Merrill Jeffords 22%
William Lewis Jenkins 78%
Bobby Jindal 85%
Nancy Johnson 48%
Tim Johnson 49%
Timothy Johnson 26%
Paul Kanjorski 35%
Richard Keller 84%
Sue Kelly 56%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 3%
Mark Kennedy 72%
Patrick Kennedy 22%
John Kerry 13%
Dale Kildee 28%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
Jack Kingston 82%
Mark Kirk 48%
John Kline 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 61%
Herb Kohl 21%
James Kolbe 56%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
John Kuhl, Jr. 64%
Jon Kyl 80%
Ray LaHood 54%
Mary Landrieu 42%
Tom Lantos 23%
Tom Latham 72%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
James Leach 39%
Carl Levin 15%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Ron Lewis 91%
Joe Lieberman 34%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 90%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Dick Lugar 53%
Dan Lungren 84%
Connie Mack IV 68%
Don Manzullo 61%
Jim Marshall 49%
Melquiades Martinez 79%
Jim Matheson 46%
Carolyn McCarthy 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 61%
James McCrery III 77%
Jim McDermott 4%
John McHugh 62%
Mike McIntyre 48%
Buck McKeon 80%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 2%
Michael McNulty 23%
Martin Meehan 10%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 30%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 45%
John Mica 81%
Mike Michaud 25%
Barbara Mikulski 14%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
Candice Miller 74%
Gary Miller 87%
George Miller 7%
Jeff Miller 83%
Brad Miller 22%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jim Moran, Jr. 26%
Jack Murtha 38%
Marilyn Musgrave 91%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 50%
Randy Neugebauer 96%
Robert William Ney 58%
Anne Northup 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
James Nussle 78%
Barack Obama II 18%
Jim Oberstar 18%
Dave Obey 19%
John Olver 4%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Thomas William Osborne 69%
Major Owens 6%
Michael Oxley 77%
Ed Pastor 14%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 3%
John Peterson 71%
Tom Petri 56%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 76%
Joe Pitts 75%
Todd Platts 62%
Richard Pombo 74%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
Jon Porter, Sr. 66%
Deborah Pryce 69%
Mark Pryor 40%
Adam Putnam 79%
George Radanovich 77%
Nick Rahall II 30%
James Ramstad 51%
Charlie Rangel 11%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 76%
Harry Reid 22%
Richard Renzi 82%
Silvestre Reyes 39%
Thomas Reynolds 62%
Jay Rockefeller IV 20%
Mike Rogers 86%
Mike Ross 41%
Steve Rothman 27%
Jim Ryun 91%
Martin Olav Sabo 14%
John Salazar 41%
Ken Salazar 40%
Loretta Sanchez 26%
Rick Santorum 70%
Paul Sarbanes 9%
Jim Saxton 57%
Allyson Schwartz 27%
John Schwarz 53%
John Shadegg 83%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 70%
Christopher Shays 46%
Donald Sherwood 64%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 49%
Ike Skelton 46%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 47%
Vic Snyder 34%
Mike Sodrel 88%
Mark Souder 82%
Arlen Specter 47%
John Spratt, Jr. 35%
Pete Stark 2%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Ted Stevens 71%
Ted Strickland 28%
Bart Stupak 32%
John Sullivan 92%
John Sununu 53%
John Sweeney 56%
James Talent 66%
Tom Tancredo 64%
John Tanner 44%
Ellen Tauscher 26%
Charles Taylor 80%
Gene Taylor 54%
Lee Terry 72%
Craig Thomas 81%
William Thomas 62%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
John Tierney 6%
Ed Towns 25%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
Mark Udall 31%
David Vitter 70%
George Voinovich 55%
James Walsh 62%
Zach Wamp 67%
John Warner 60%
Diane Watson 7%
Mel Watt 7%
Henry Waxman 11%
Anthony Weiner 13%
David Weldon 80%
W. Curtis Weldon 57%
Gerald Weller 65%
Lynn Westmoreland 94%
Robert Wexler 12%
Ed Whitfield 73%
Heather Wilson 50%
Frank Wolf 59%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
David Wu 30%
Albert Wynn 32%
Bill Young 65%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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