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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Conservative (Composite Score)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 51%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 68%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 81%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 32%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 76%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 80%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 79%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 9%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 81%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 21%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 28%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 32%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 68%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 94%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 87%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 36%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 31%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 34%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 49%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 6%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 61%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 82%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 17%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 32%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 23%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 34%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 70%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 58%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 57%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 56%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 42%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 29%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 79%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 84%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 81%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 93%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 60%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 91%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 84%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 52%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 27%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 78%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 91%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 15%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 10%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 23%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 6%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 73%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 77%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 85%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 85%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 86%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 32%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 66%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 44%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 65%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 55%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 58%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 76%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 11%

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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