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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 49%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 77%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 86%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 6%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 49%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 42%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 39%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 66%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 68%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 27%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 31%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 64%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 31%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 27%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 23%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 32%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 86%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 72%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 24%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 39%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 35%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 49%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 64%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 65%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 83%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 56%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 32%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 34%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 64%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 26%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 77%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 64%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 39%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 21%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 64%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 2%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 23%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 74%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 66%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 55%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
Neil Abercrombie 18%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 86%
Wayne Allard 77%
George Allen 77%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 26%
Joe Baca, Sr. 34%
Spencer Bachus 89%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 64%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 89%
John Barrow 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 51%
Joe Barton 68%
Charlie Bass 52%
Max Baucus 35%
Evan Bayh 10%
Melissa Bean 39%
Bob Beauprez 78%
Bob Bennett 77%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 45%
Joe Biden, Jr. 10%
Judy Biggert 48%
Michael Bilirakis 89%
Jeff Bingaman 35%
Tim Bishop 32%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
John Boehner 72%
Kit Bond 64%
Henry Bonilla 70%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Rick Boucher 38%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 70%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 41%
Bob Brady 15%
Corrine Brown 26%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Sam Brownback 64%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%

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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