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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 52%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 39%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 94%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 29%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 64%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 76%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 72%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 64%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 24%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 68%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 52%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 31%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 85%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 24%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 19%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 76%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 42%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 86%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 32%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 30%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 36%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 46%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 39%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 11%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 53%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 67%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 29%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 35%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 72%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 11%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 44%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 40%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 28%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 64%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 86%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 16%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 94%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 39%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 64%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 16%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 85%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 34%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 37%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 58%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 20%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 31%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 4%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 33%
Richard Armey 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 76%
Cass Ballenger 85%
James Barcia 46%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Charlie Bass 57%
Max Baucus 18%
Evan Bayh 34%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 54%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 8%

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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