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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 92%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 89%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 88%
Michele Bachmann 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 87%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 87%
Eric Cantor 87%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 87%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 87%
Stephen Fincher 87%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 87%
Phil Gingrey 87%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 87%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 87%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 87%
OK U.S. House 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 87%
Alan Nunnelee 87%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 87%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 87%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 87%
Joe Pitts 87%
Mike Pompeo 87%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 87%
Tom Price 87%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 87%
PA U.S. House 12 Keith Rothfus Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 87%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 87%
Steve Southerland 87%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 25 Roger Williams Republican 87%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 87%
David Vitter 86%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 84%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 84%
Dan Coats 84%
John Fleming, Jr. 84%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 84%
Jack Kingston 84%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 84%
John Mica 84%
Randy Neugebauer 84%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 84%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 84%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 83%
Thomas Coburn 82%
Mike Johanns 81%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 77%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 77%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 74%
Dave Camp 74%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 74%
Jason Chaffetz 74%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 74%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 74%
Renee Ellmers 74%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 74%
Randy Forbes 74%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 74%
Scott Garrett 74%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 74%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 74%
Ralph Hall 74%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 74%
Robert Hurt 74%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 74%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 74%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 74%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 74%
Candice Miller 74%
Rich Nugent 74%
Reid Ribble 74%
SC U.S. House 7 Tom Rice Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 74%
Mike Rogers 74%
Matt Salmon 74%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 74%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 74%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber, Sr. Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 74%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 74%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 74%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 73%
Saxby Chambliss 72%
Ander Crenshaw 71%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 71%
Jeff Miller 71%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
Trey Radel 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 71%
Lynn Westmoreland 71%
Howard Coble 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 70%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 70%
Gary Miller 70%
Ed Whitfield 70%
Bill Young 70%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 69%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 68%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 68%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 67%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 67%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 67%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 67%
Tim Huelskamp 67%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 67%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 67%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 67%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 67%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 67%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 66%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 66%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 65%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 63%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 62%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 62%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 62%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 62%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 62%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 62%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 62%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 62%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 62%
Doc Hastings 62%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 62%
John Kline 62%
Buck McKeon 62%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 62%
Scott Rigell 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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