Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 53%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 36%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 67%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 87%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 87%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 87%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 42%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 42%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 74%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 16%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 34%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 59%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 84%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 32%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 28%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 29%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 39%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 74%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 68%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 39%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 57%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 74%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 36%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 32%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 87%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 54%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 41%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 57%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 74%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 79%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 13%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 49%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 62%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 35%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 37%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 74%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 41%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 39%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 87%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 29%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 43%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 24%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 32%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 66%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 87%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 87%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 67%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 16%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson, Jr. Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 84%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 77%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Kevin Cramer Republican 62%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 74%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 62%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 87%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 36%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 27%

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.

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.01. This is a card processor fee. Please know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a one-time charge of $0.01 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top