Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative Composite Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 59%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 77%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 63%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 36%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 79%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 75%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 79%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 78%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 81%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 59%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 73%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 31%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 34%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 23%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 31%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 24%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 23%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 35%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 83%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 77%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 82%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 74%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 66%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 54%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 77%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 30%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 89%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 58%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 80%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 18%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 81%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 74%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 86%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 74%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 72%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 78%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 68%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 92%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 67%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 36%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 59%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 56%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 77%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 63%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 79%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 70%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 36%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 79%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 75%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 79%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 78%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 7%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 80%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 81%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 9%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 59%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 16%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 10%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 29%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 17%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 7%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 12%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 41%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 16%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 75%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 89%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 7%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 29%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 19%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 10%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 9%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 73%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 13%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 75%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 31%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 12%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 94%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 34%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 23%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 83%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 31%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 24%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 15%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 30%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 25%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 30%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 23%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 35%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 83%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 77%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 82%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 74%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 26%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 66%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 24%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 22%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 13%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 54%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 17%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 77%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 30%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 9%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 79%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 89%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 71%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 14%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 13%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 25%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 10%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 11%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 58%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 80%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 18%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 81%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 74%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 75%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 86%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 74%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 72%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 20%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 78%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 68%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 92%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 86%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 11%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 14%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 9%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 27%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 28%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 17%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 26%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 67%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 36%
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