Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Conservative (Composite)

Issues: Conservative

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State Office 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 - 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 - 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 - 21 David Valadao Republican 56%
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 Darrell Issa Republican 81%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 40%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 63%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 16%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 35%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 78%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 31%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 61%
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 - 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 - 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. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 82%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 32%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 11%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
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 - 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%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 56%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 59%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 79%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 74%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 80%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 39%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 82%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 71%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 74%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 72%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 75%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 43%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 42%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 11%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 74%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 78%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 20%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 85%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 4%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 32%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 12%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 10%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 40%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 39%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 16%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 10%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 14%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 20%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 43%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 22%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao R 56%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 63%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 64%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 34%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 4%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 21%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 31%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 29%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 12%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 43%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 6%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 11%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 62%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 15%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 5%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 81%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 34%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 40%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 63%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 16%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 35%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 9%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 78%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 31%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 61%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 14%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 11%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 15%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 28%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 23%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 31%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 32%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 83%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 75%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 67%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 73%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 23%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 65%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 20%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 22%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 26%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 13%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 55%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 83%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 38%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 31%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 82%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 32%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 11%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 12%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 89%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 97%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 61%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 19%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth D 32%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 9%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly D 24%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 26%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 4%
IL U.S. House - 10 Brad Schneider D 39%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 32%
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