Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Social Policy Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 55%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 68%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 62%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 74%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 82%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 38%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 28%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 62%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 57%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 18%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 79%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 18%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 71%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 62%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 80%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 27%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 91%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 85%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 34%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 26%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 34%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 68%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 74%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 85%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 74%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 31%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 18%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 50%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 28%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 42%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 62%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 18%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 38%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 74%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 28%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 82%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 91%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 38%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 28%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 44%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 62%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 18%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 58%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 57%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 34%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 18%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 73%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 62%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 28%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 50%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 62%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 79%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 18%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 74%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 71%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 26%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 28%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 48%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 38%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 25%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 62%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 80%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 21%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 38%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 85%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 18%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 62%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 79%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 27%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 79%
NC U.S. House - 1 G. K. Butterfield, Jr. D 18%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 91%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 91%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 85%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 21%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 54%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 34%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 26%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 33%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 52%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 25%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 34%
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