Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 68%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 74%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 74%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 91%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 31%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 18%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 28%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 42%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 71%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 62%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 38%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 91%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 74%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 28%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 91%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 82%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 91%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 38%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 28%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 44%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 36%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 62%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 18%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 58%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 18%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 57%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 54%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 73%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 34%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 28%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 79%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 91%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 73%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 62%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 18%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 26%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 62%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 28%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 70%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 18%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 52%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 62%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 73%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 79%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 18%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 74%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 71%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 42%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 28%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 26%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 28%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 48%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 62%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 21%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 38%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 42%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 85%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 18%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 62%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 79%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 27%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 91%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 72%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 79%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 18%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 80%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 91%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 91%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 61%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 85%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 47%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 21%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 58%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 54%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 34%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 26%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 61%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 38%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 74%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 57%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 52%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 56%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 25%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 18%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 28%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 38%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 26%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 34%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 62%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 91%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 85%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 74%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 62%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 79%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 71%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 70%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 62%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 21%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 38%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 36%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 74%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 58%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 20%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 18%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 79%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 85%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 18%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 79%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 79%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 79%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 82%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 42%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 85%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 79%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 84%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 91%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 82%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 91%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 85%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 80%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 71%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 26%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 74%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 82%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 74%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 91%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 74%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 42%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 46%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 85%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 85%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 28%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 68%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 85%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 74%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 9%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 9%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 38%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 9%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 9%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 74%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 56%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 85%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 34%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 91%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 62%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 79%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 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%
Max Baucus 31%
Evan Bayh 48%
Melissa Bean 49%
Bob Bennett 66%
Shelley Berkley 41%
Howard Berman 18%
Marion Berry 34%
Joe Biden, Jr. 0%
Judy Biggert 62%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
Tim Bishop 25%
John Boehner 85%
Kit Bond 79%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 48%
Rick Boucher 46%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 71%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 34%
Nancy Boyda 34%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 91%
Corrine Brown 18%
Henry Brown, Jr. 62%
Ginny Brown-Waite 69%
Jim Bunning 79%
Dan Burton 82%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 30%
Dave Camp 74%
John Campbell III 91%
Chris Cannon 91%
Eric Cantor 73%
Lois Capps 0%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 52%
Mike Castle 54%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 55%
Saxby Chambliss 79%
Ben Chandler III 42%
Travis Childers 54%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 91%
Thomas Coburn 79%
Norm Coleman 65%
Kent Conrad 33%
John Conyers, Jr. 0%
Jerry Costello 47%
Larry Craig 70%
Robert Cramer 38%
Ander Crenshaw 74%
Barbara Cubin 84%
Artur Davis 42%
David Davis 85%
Geoff Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 49%
Thomas Davis III 56%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 18%
John Dingell 18%
Chris Dodd 26%
Elizabeth Dole 66%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 27%
Thelma Drake 74%
David Dreier 60%
Donna Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 34%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
Philip English 62%
John Ensign 79%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Terry Everett 80%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 28%
Tom Feeney 91%
Russ Feingold 9%
Michael Ferguson 59%
Bob Filner 41%
Randy Forbes 91%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
Barney Frank 0%
Trent Franks 91%
Elton Gallegly 62%
Scott Garrett 91%
Jim Gerlach 56%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
Phil Gingrey 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 85%
Bart Gordon 46%
Judd Gregg 73%
Charles Hagel 55%
John Hall 28%
Ralph Hall 82%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 9%
Jane Harman 18%
Doc Hastings 74%
Robert Hayes 74%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 47%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 26%
David Lee Hobson 62%
Paul Hodes 38%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Tim Holden 48%
Rush Holt, Jr. 28%
Mike Honda 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Daniel Inouye 42%
Steve Israel 28%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Timothy Johnson 46%
Tim Johnson 59%
Steve Kagen 47%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
Richard Keller 74%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
John Kerry 9%
Dale Kildee 18%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 91%
Mark Kirk 56%
Ron Klein 38%
John Kline 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 62%
Herb Kohl 33%
Dennis Kucinich 48%
John Kuhl, Jr. 62%
Jon Kyl 79%
Ray LaHood 58%
Nicholas Lampson 55%
Mary Landrieu 54%
Tom Latham 74%
Steve LaTourette 62%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 9%
Jerry Lewis 74%
Ron Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 45%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 82%
Dick Lugar 57%
Dan Lungren 91%
Connie Mack IV 91%
Tim Mahoney 50%
Don Manzullo 74%
Jim Marshall 52%
Melquiades Martinez 60%
Jim Matheson 49%
Carolyn McCarthy 18%
Thaddeus McCotter 85%
James McCrery III 85%
Jim McDermott 28%
John McHugh 62%
Mike McIntyre 52%
Buck McKeon 62%
Michael McNulty 28%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 18%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 42%
John Mica 85%
Mike Michaud 38%
Barbara Mikulski 35%
Candice Miller 62%
Gary Miller 81%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 91%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 50%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 34%
Jim Moran, Jr. 28%
Patrick Murphy 50%
Tim Murphy 58%
Jack Murtha 34%
Marilyn Musgrave 71%
Sue Myrick 85%
Ben Nelson 53%
Randy Neugebauer 84%
Barack Obama II 21%
Jim Oberstar 26%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 38%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 58%
Donald Payne 28%
John Peterson 69%
Tom Petri 74%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 59%
Joe Pitts 84%
Todd Platts 62%
Earl Pomeroy 34%
Jon Porter, Sr. 56%
Tom Price 91%
Deborah Pryce 61%
Mark Pryor 48%
Adam Putnam 73%
George Radanovich 91%
Nick Rahall II 42%
James Ramstad 54%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Ralph Regula 62%
Denny Rehberg 62%
Harry Reid 29%
Richard Renzi 61%
Silvestre Reyes 34%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
Laura Richardson 28%
Jay Rockefeller IV 43%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Mike Rogers 74%
Mike Ross 34%
Steve Rothman 28%
John Salazar 34%
Ken Salazar 41%
William Sali 91%
Loretta Sanchez 41%
Jim Saxton 62%
Jean Schmidt 85%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 18%
John Shadegg 91%
Christopher Shays 52%
Heath Shuler 52%
Ike Skelton 34%
Gordon Smith 60%
Olympia Snowe 52%
Vic Snyder 25%
Mark Souder 85%
Zack Space 49%
Arlen Specter 47%
John Spratt, Jr. 34%
Pete Stark 33%
Cliff Stearns 91%
Ted Stevens 59%
Bart Stupak 42%
John Sullivan 74%
John Sununu 60%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 91%
John Tanner 46%
Ellen Tauscher 18%
Gene Taylor 42%
Lee Terry 62%
Todd Tiahrt 62%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
Mark Udall 42%
David Vitter 79%
George Voinovich 57%
James Walsh 61%
Zach Wamp 74%
John Warner 64%
Diane Watson 28%
Mel Watt 28%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 38%
Anthony Weiner 28%
David Weldon 91%
Gerald Weller 70%
Lynn Westmoreland 91%
Robert Wexler 0%
Ed Whitfield 74%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 42%
Heather Wilson 71%
Frank Wolf 74%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 28%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 62%

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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