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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 55%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 38%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 28%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 18%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 70%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 18%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 18%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 71%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 80%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 42%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 27%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 61%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 34%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 38%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 34%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 79%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 38%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 18%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 79%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 42%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 28%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 9%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 38%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 74%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 34%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 91%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 62%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 79%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 79%
Neil Abercrombie 26%
Gary Ackerman 38%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 62%
Wayne Allard 79%
Thomas Allen 38%
Jason Altmire 50%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 42%
Joe Baca, Sr. 42%
Michele Bachmann 85%
Spencer Bachus 74%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 73%
Brian Baird 34%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
Joe Barton 85%

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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