Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Composite Conservative Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 64.7%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 64.2%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 78%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 81%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 73.2%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 73.3%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 72.5%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 10.8%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 93.3%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 24.2%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 14%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 29.8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 15.7%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 40.5%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 22.3%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 85.2%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 80.8%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 27.8%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 21.7%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 9.2%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 85.2%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7.8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 79.8%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 15.7%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 73.7%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 81.2%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 30.5%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 10.7%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 8.3%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 11.7%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 93.3%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 32.5%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 32%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 19.2%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 26.8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 15.5%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 39.8%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 30.2%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 79.7%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 27.8%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 74.5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 10.8%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 22.7%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 60.5%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 59.5%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 87.5%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 38.3%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 7.7%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 16.7%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 29.5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 12.7%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 77.2%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 18%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 91.2%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 84.5%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 66.8%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 16.2%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 17.2%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 45.3%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 10.7%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 83.2%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 17.5%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 77%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 27.7%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 53%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 29.2%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 80.3%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 65.3%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 76.5%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 86.5%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 30.3%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 83%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 15.5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 12.7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 20.8%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 27.7%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 19.8%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 12%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 36.8%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 14.7%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 20.8%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 22.5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 52.8%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 17.2%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 58.7%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 79.3%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 32.2%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 22.7%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 35.7%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 13.8%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 6.8%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 48.2%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 42.7%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 83.8%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 15.8%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 18%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 78.8%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 76.7%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 81.8%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 20.3%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 38.3%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 85.3%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 85.8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 91.7%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92.2%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 32.8%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 58%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 9.3%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 92.3%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 89.7%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 75.7%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 86.5%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 21.5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 7.2%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 59.7%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 55.5%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 11.3%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 19.7%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 16.5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 57.7%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 20.2%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 78.5%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 17%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 41.3%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 72.2%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 16.7%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 10.3%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 11.3%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 14%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 20%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 12%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 22%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 16.7%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10.3%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 7.7%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 32%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 23.7%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 82.5%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 88.3%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 29.8%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 68.2%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 74.7%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 29.7%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 86.7%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 81%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 85.2%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 86.5%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 23.2%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 63.5%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 16.3%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 32.5%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 28.8%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 16%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 83%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 24.8%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 57%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 62.7%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 16.5%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 5.7%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 18.8%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 77.3%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90.7%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 19%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 82.7%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 74.5%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 75.8%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 69.3%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 45.3%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 92%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 24%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 91.2%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 88.8%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 79.5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 91.8%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 85.5%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 85.3%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 77.7%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 12.8%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 82.2%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 92.8%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71.5%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 91.7%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 18.2%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 80.5%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 83.5%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 79.5%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 49.5%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 43.5%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 22.3%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 89.5%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 84.7%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25.5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 66.5%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 81%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 14.2%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85.3%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 9.8%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6.3%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 19%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15.5%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 19.5%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 30%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 73.2%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 65%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 19.3%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 79.7%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 36.5%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 5%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 78.8%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 61.8%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 90.8%
Neil Abercrombie 22.8%
Gary Ackerman 20.5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 26.7%
Todd Akin 90%
Rodney Alexander 77.7%
Wayne Allard 92.5%
Thomas Allen 23.2%
Jason Altmire 48.7%
Rob Andrews 23.8%
Michael Arcuri 30.8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 23.3%
Michele Bachmann 89.2%
Spencer Bachus 82.3%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 75.2%
Brian Baird 36.2%
J. Gresham Barrett 92.3%
John Barrow 54.2%
Roscoe Bartlett 64.7%
Max Baucus 42.7%
Evan Bayh 37.8%
Melissa Bean 48.5%
Bob Bennett 74%
Shelley Berkley 38.2%
Howard Berman 13.7%
Marion Berry 39.7%
Joe Biden, Jr. 5.8%
Judy Biggert 59.8%
Brian Bilbray 79.3%
Jeff Bingaman 27.3%
Tim Bishop 17.5%
John Boehner 93.3%
Kit Bond 82.3%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82.2%
Mary Bono Mack 61.8%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 41.7%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 84.2%
Barbara Boxer 10.2%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47.3%
Nancy Boyda 46.2%
Bruce Braley 29.3%
Corrine Brown 32.3%
Henry Brown, Jr. 79.3%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66.7%
Jim Bunning 89.8%
Dan Burton 81.8%
Steve Buyer 81.3%
Robert Byrd 35.7%
Dave Camp 78.7%
John Campbell III 80%
Chris Cannon 81.8%
Eric Cantor 87.8%
Lois Capps 6%
Dennis Cardoza 35.3%
Russ Carnahan 34.2%
Christopher Carney 50.3%
Mike Castle 53.8%
Saxby Chambliss 83.5%
Ben Chandler III 44.7%
Hillary Clinton 17.2%
Howard Coble 72.2%
Thomas Coburn 85%
Norm Coleman 57.5%
Kent Conrad 42.7%
Jerry Costello 35.3%
Larry Craig 78.8%
Robert Cramer 51.3%
Ander Crenshaw 80.3%
Artur Davis 38.7%
David Davis 82.7%
Geoff Davis 82.2%
Lincoln Davis 50.5%
Thomas Davis III 60.5%
Bill Delahunt 6.7%
James DeMint 93.8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 61%
Norm Dicks 27.8%
John Dingell 26.5%
Chris Dodd 23%
Elizabeth Dole 78.5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70.5%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 41%
Thelma Drake 85.3%
David Dreier 79.3%
Chet Edwards 46.3%
Vern Ehlers 58.3%
Brad Ellsworth 51.8%
Jo Ann Emerson 60.2%
Philip English 58.7%
John Ensign 84.5%
Bob Etheridge 41.7%
Terry Everett 77.5%
Sam Farr 7.3%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 17.8%
Tom Feeney 88%
Russ Feingold 14.5%
Michael Ferguson 65.5%
Bob Filner 8.5%
Randy Forbes 80.2%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70.3%
Barney Frank 10.3%
Elton Gallegly 86%
Scott Garrett 85.3%
Jim Gerlach 60.7%
Gabrielle Giffords 43.2%
Wayne Gilchrest 51.7%
Phil Gingrey 93.3%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
Bart Gordon 45.5%
Judd Gregg 69.8%
Charles Hagel 61.3%
John Hall 33.3%
Ralph Hall 77.2%
Phil Hare 32.7%
Tom Harkin 14.8%
Jane Harman 22.3%
Doc Hastings 83.3%
Robert Hayes 71.2%
Wally Herger, Jr. 77.8%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 46.3%
Baron Hill 49%
Maurice Hinchey 7.5%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 35%
David Lee Hobson 60.5%
Paul Hodes 24%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Thomas Holden 46.8%
Rush Holt, Jr. 10.3%
Mike Honda 6%
Darlene Hooley 26.7%
Kenny Hulshof 81.3%
Duncan Hunter 85.2%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 65.5%
Daniel Inouye 28.3%
Steve Israel 27.2%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10.7%
William Jefferson 27%
Tim Johnson 57.5%
Steve Kagen 29.7%
Paul Kanjorski 42.7%
Richard Keller 72.3%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 23.8%
Patrick Kennedy 16.2%
John Kerry 20.5%
Dale Kildee 32.8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18.2%
Jack Kingston 76.2%
Mark Kirk 54.5%
Ron Klein 40%
John Kline 90.7%
Joseph Knollenberg 65.8%
Herb Kohl 22.7%
Dennis Kucinich 33.7%
John Kuhl, Jr. 64.2%
Jon Kyl 82.5%
Ray LaHood 58%
Nicholas Lampson 53%
Mary Landrieu 46.8%
Tom Latham 74%
Steve LaTourette 58.2%
Frank Lautenberg 8.3%
Carl Levin 23.5%
Jerry Lewis 68.2%
Ron Lewis 87%
Joe Lieberman 42.5%
Blanche Lincoln 37.7%
John Linder 93.3%
Dick Lugar 58.2%
Dan Lungren 85.8%
Connie Mack IV 78.7%
Tim Mahoney 49.7%
Don Manzullo 69.7%
Jim Marshall 56.5%
Melquiades Martinez 68.2%
Jim Matheson 50.8%
Carolyn McCarthy 25.7%
Thaddeus McCotter 74.3%
James McCrery III 77.8%
Jim McDermott 16.2%
John McHugh 65.8%
Mike McIntyre 50.5%
Buck McKeon 86.2%
Michael McNulty 28%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 23.5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52.2%
John Mica 91.7%
Mike Michaud 31.2%
Barbara Mikulski 23%
Candice Miller 63.3%
Gary Miller 87.8%
George Miller 19.7%
Jeff Miller 77.5%
Brad Miller 21.7%
Harry Mitchell 46%
Alan Mollohan 43.3%
Dennis Moore 33.5%
Jim Moran, Jr. 23.2%
Patrick Murphy 43.5%
Jack Murtha 38.8%
Marilyn Musgrave 89%
Sue Myrick 85.7%
Ben Nelson 53.3%
Randy Neugebauer 93.3%
Barack Obama II 4.5%
Jim Oberstar 32.3%
Dave Obey 19.7%
John Olver 9.3%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41.5%
Ed Pastor 24.7%
Ron Paul 60.2%
Donald Payne 11.3%
John Peterson 78.8%
Tom Petri 63.7%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74%
Joe Pitts 88.2%
Todd Platts 61.5%
Earl Pomeroy 38.7%
Jon Porter, Sr. 68.5%
Deborah Pryce 59.7%
Mark Pryor 45%
Adam Putnam 87.7%
George Radanovich 85.2%
Nick Rahall II 38.8%
James Ramstad 57.8%
Charlie Rangel 19.7%
Ralph Regula 64.2%
Denny Rehberg 76.5%
Harry Reid 10.8%
Richard Renzi 62.7%
Silvestre Reyes 38.2%
Thomas Reynolds 72.7%
Jay Rockefeller IV 31.3%
Ciro Rodriguez 41%
Mike Rogers 77.8%
Mike Ross 46.3%
Steve Rothman 20.5%
John Salazar 42.7%
Ken Salazar 40.8%
William Sali 81.3%
Loretta Sanchez 22.2%
Jim Saxton 67.3%
Jean Schmidt 81.7%
Allyson Schwartz 34.8%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 37.3%
John Shadegg 93.3%
Christopher Shays 52.3%
Heath Shuler 50.3%
Ike Skelton 45.7%
Gordon Smith 52.8%
Olympia Snowe 52.2%
Vic Snyder 38.5%
Mark Souder 81.7%
Zack Space 48.8%
Arlen Specter 54.5%
John Spratt, Jr. 36.3%
Pete Stark 24.8%
Cliff Stearns 77.2%
Ted Stevens 64%
Bart Stupak 41.7%
John Sullivan 83.7%
John Sununu 66%
Betty Sutton 21.5%
Tom Tancredo 84.5%
John Tanner 50.2%
Ellen Tauscher 24.7%
Gene Taylor 53.7%
Lee Terry 80.8%
Todd Tiahrt 80.3%
John Tierney 11.7%
Ed Towns 15.8%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 21%
Mark Udall 39.8%
David Vitter 84.5%
George Voinovich 58.2%
James Walsh 59%
Zach Wamp 79.5%
John Warner 61.2%
Diane Watson 12.3%
Mel Watt 6.7%
Henry Waxman 15.5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 39.8%
Anthony Weiner 19.3%
David Weldon 84.8%
Gerald Weller 72.3%
Lynn Westmoreland 93.3%
Robert Wexler 12.7%
Ed Whitfield 70%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 44.8%
Heather Wilson 68.3%
Frank Wolf 69.5%
Lynn Woolsey 13.8%
David Wu 22.7%
Albert Wynn 5%
Bill Young 69%

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