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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative (Composite)

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 59%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 39%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 71%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 74%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 72%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 43%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 42%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 16%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 35%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 77%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 62%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 78%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 31%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 14%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 28%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 23%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 31%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 65%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 68%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 80%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 11%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 12%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 36%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 97%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 61%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 19%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 24%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 26%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 39%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 55%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 53%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 61%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 42%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 69%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 26%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 78%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 15%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 78%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 82%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 78%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 14%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 53%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 63%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 84%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 94%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 38%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 86%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 55%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 41%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 39%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 54%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 19%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 87%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 26%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 44%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 78%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 24%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 68%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 31%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 89%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 44%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 84%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 72%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson, Jr. Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 84%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 69%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Kevin Cramer Republican 59%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 77%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 84%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 33%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 31%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 16%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 19%

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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