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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 54%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 61%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 62%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 36%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 88%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 69%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 83%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 69%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 69%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 69%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 27%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 48%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 37%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 24%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 48%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 48%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 48%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 69%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 78%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 24%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 49%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 51%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 61%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 23%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 27%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 83%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 69%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 20%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 32%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 48%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 83%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 48%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 36%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 48%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 43%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 34%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 83%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 73%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 61%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 73%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 48%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 100%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 28%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 83%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 56%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 48%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 29%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 48%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 39%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 34%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 48%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 48%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 39%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 48%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 51%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 34%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 61%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 83%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 61%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 48%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 48%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 54%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 39%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 34%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 48%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 68%

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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