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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Conservative Composite Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Trent Franks 95%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
Randy Neugebauer 95%
Jean Schmidt 95%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 94%
John Boehner 94%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 93%
Tom Price 93%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 92%
Michele Bachmann 92%
Paul Broun 92%
Scott Garrett 92%
Jerry Lewis 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
John Linder 91%
John Shadegg 91%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
John Fleming, Jr. 90%
Phil Gingrey 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 90%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 90%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
James DeMint 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 90%
Todd Akin 89%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 89%
Lynn Westmoreland 89%
Sue Myrick 89%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 88%
Joe Pitts 88%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 88%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 88%
Jeff Miller 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
Thomas Coburn 87%
Gary Miller 87%
John Sullivan 87%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 87%
Dan Burton 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Jim Bunning 86%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 86%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 86%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 85%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 85%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 85%
Howard Coble 85%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 85%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 84%
Doc Hastings 84%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 84%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
Geoff Davis 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 83%
Rodney Alexander 83%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 83%
David Vitter 83%
Randy Forbes 83%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
Connie Mack IV 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 83%
Jon Kyl 83%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 83%
Cliff Stearns 83%
Don Manzullo 82%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 82%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 82%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 82%
Eric Cantor 82%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 82%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 82%
Ralph Hall 82%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 82%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Cynthia Lummis 81%
Denny Rehberg 81%
Steve Austria 81%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 81%
Jack Kingston 81%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 80%
David Dreier 80%
Buck McKeon 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
Dave Camp 79%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 79%
John Mica 79%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 79%
Elton Gallegly 79%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 79%
Henry Brown, Jr. 79%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 78%
John Ensign 78%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 78%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 78%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 77%
Candice Miller 77%
John Campbell III 77%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
John Kline 77%
Tom Petri 77%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 77%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 77%
Thad Cochran 77%
George LeMieux 77%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 77%
Spencer Bachus 76%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 76%
Bill Young 76%
Jo Ann Emerson 76%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
Jason Chaffetz 76%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 75%
Lee Terry 75%
Dan Lungren 75%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 74%
Roscoe Bartlett 74%
Mike Rogers 74%
Steve Buyer 74%
Ander Crenshaw 73%
Frank Wolf 73%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 73%
Kit Bond 73%
Ed Whitfield 73%
Thaddeus McCotter 73%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 72%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 72%
Mike Johanns 71%
Tom Latham 71%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
Jim Gerlach 69%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 69%
Chris Lee 69%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 69%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 68%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 68%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 68%
Ron Paul 68%
Adam Putnam 68%
Brian Bilbray 67%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 67%
Aaron Schock 67%
Bob Bennett 66%
Pat Tiberi 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
Judd Gregg 65%
Scott Brown 65%
Todd Platts 64%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 64%
Dick Lugar 64%
Judy Biggert 63%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Steve LaTourette 63%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 62%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Tim Johnson 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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