Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 33%
Gary Ackerman 10%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 72%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 4%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 33%
Richard Armey 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 67%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 76%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 19%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
Cass Ballenger 85%
James Barcia 46%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
Charlie Bass 57%
Max Baucus 18%
Evan Bayh 34%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 24%
Douglas Bereuter 54%
Shelley Berkley 42%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 41%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 30%
Judy Biggert 64%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
Rod Blagojevich 37%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 85%
Sherwood Boehlert 48%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 94%
Kit Bond 86%
Henry Bonilla 94%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Robert Borski, Jr. 15%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 39%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 6%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 85%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 19%
John Breaux 46%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 11%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 68%
Ed Bryant 94%
Jim Bunning 86%
Conrad Burns 55%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 85%
Robert Byrd 40%
Herbert Callahan 63%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 72%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 76%
Ben Campbell 57%
Chris Cannon 85%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 39%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 11%
Julia Carson 28%
Mike Castle 52%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 85%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 44%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 76%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 25%
Eva Clayton 36%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 41%
Robert Clement 45%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 40%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 86%
Michael Collins 85%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
Larry Combest 76%
Gary Condit 48%
Kent Conrad 29%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 15%
John Cooksey 66%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 94%
William Coyne 5%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 49%
Philip Crane 82%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 26%
Barbara Cubin 94%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Randall Cunningham 83%
Thomas Daschle 24%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
James Davis 22%
Thomas Davis III 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 85%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 29%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 10%
Bill Delahunt 29%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
Thomas DeLay 85%
James DeMint 94%
Peter Deutsch 33%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 53%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 11%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 29%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 27%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 35%
David Dreier 67%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 76%
Jennifer Dunn 76%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
John Edwards 7%
Chet Edwards 31%
Vern Ehlers 52%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 58%
Jo Ann Emerson 76%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 19%
Philip English 52%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 86%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 22%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Lane Evans 22%
Terry Everett 82%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 16%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
Russ Feingold 4%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 39%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 49%
Ernest Fletcher 76%
Mark Foley 64%
Harold Ford, Jr. 37%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 67%
Barney Frank 26%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 54%
William Frist 86%
Jonas Frost III 26%
Elton Gallegly 67%
John Ganske 50%
George Gekas 85%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 15%
Jim Gibbons 58%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
Paul Gillmor 63%
Benjamin Gilman 47%
Charlie Gonzalez 11%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 94%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 94%
Bart Gordon 46%
Porter Goss 64%
Daniel Graham 22%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 94%
William Phillip Gramm 57%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 83%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 64%
Mark Green 76%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 31%
James Greenwood 56%
Judd Gregg 62%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 86%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 67%
Tony Hall 30%
James Hansen 76%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 15%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 85%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 86%
Robert Hayes 76%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 94%
Joel Hefley 85%
Jesse Helms 73%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Baron Hill 28%
Van Hilleary 94%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 26%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 16%
David Lee Hobson 67%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 11%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Thomas Holden 37%
Ernest Hollings 32%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 39%
Darlene Hooley 36%
Stephen Horn 49%
John Nathan Hostettler 55%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 55%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 24%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 67%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 86%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Henry Hyde 58%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 86%
Daniel Inouye 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 37%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 76%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
William Jefferson 32%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Christopher John 46%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 19%
Nancy Johnson 51%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 94%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 28%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 85%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 30%
Sue Kelly 55%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 11%
Dale Kildee 16%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 16%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 22%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 94%
Gerald Kleczka 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 85%
Herb Kohl 38%
James Kolbe 72%
Dennis Kucinich 16%
Jon Kyl 64%
John LaFalce 11%
Ray LaHood 55%
Nicholas Lampson 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 31%
Tom Lantos 20%
Stephen Largent 94%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 72%
Steve LaTourette 60%
James Leach 54%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 16%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 20%
Jerry Lewis 62%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 85%
Joe Lieberman 36%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
John Linder 85%
William Lipinski 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 49%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 23%
Trent Lott, Sr. 63%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 85%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 52%
Dick Lugar 68%
William Luther 29%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 26%
James Maloney 45%
Don Manzullo 94%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Frank Mascara 34%
Robert Matsui 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 52%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 42%
Karen McCarthy 8%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 86%
James McCrery III 76%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 11%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
John McHugh 56%
Scott McInnis 60%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 46%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 76%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 26%
Michael McNulty 31%
Martin Meehan 8%
Carrie Meek 15%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 16%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 5%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 76%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 11%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 5%
Dan Miller 67%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 94%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 8%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 33%
Alan Mollohan 37%
Dennis Moore 41%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 39%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 85%
Constance Morella 44%
Frank Murkowski 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 22%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 82%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 16%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 67%
Robert William Ney 60%
Don Nickles 68%
Anne Northup 76%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 67%
James Nussle 71%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 11%
John Olver 11%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 26%
Doug Ose 85%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 85%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 22%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 29%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 24%
Ron Paul 51%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 5%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 42%
John Peterson 83%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 58%
David Phelps 41%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 85%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 72%
Richard Pombo 94%
Earl Pomeroy 11%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 67%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 36%
Deborah Pryce 76%
Jack Quinn 48%
George Radanovich 76%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 31%
James Ramstad 57%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 8%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Ralph Regula 72%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 11%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 76%
Bob Riley 85%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 8%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 75%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 20%
Ciro Rodriguez 20%
Timothy Roemer 44%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 76%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 94%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 64%
Steve Rothman 16%
Marge Roukema 57%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 94%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 76%
Jim Ryun 94%
Martin Olav Sabo 24%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 38%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 16%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 44%
Rick Santorum 86%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 11%
Jim Saxton 50%
Robert Schaffer 71%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 16%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 85%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 75%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 85%
John Shadegg 72%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 59%
Christopher Shays 52%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 24%
Donald Sherwood 62%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 64%
Ronnie Shows 47%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 67%
Joseph Skeen 76%
Ike Skelton 41%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 20%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 34%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 48%
Gordon Smith 64%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 94%
Nick Smith 66%
Bob Smith 75%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 22%
Mark Souder 72%
Arlen Specter 45%
John Spratt, Jr. 42%
Pete Stark 20%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Charles Stenholm 43%
Ted Stevens 75%
Ted Strickland 26%
Bob Stump 72%
Bart Stupak 29%
John Sununu 64%
John Sweeney 67%
Tom Tancredo 85%
John Tanner 44%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
William Tauzin 83%
Charles Taylor 94%
Gene Taylor 41%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 60%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 85%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 32%
Fred Thompson 86%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 34%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 85%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 64%
Karen Thurman 16%
Strom Thurmond 68%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 20%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 72%
Robert Torricelli 43%
Ed Towns 8%
James Traficant, Jr. 46%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 5%
James Turner 39%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 58%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 16%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 24%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 85%
George Voinovich 48%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 67%
James Walsh 51%
Zach Wamp 83%
John Warner 68%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Wesley Watkins 83%
Mel Watt 34%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 85%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Anthony Weiner 24%
David Weldon 85%
W. Curtis Weldon 52%
Gerald Weller 52%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 28%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 85%
Heather Wilson 64%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 64%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 34%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 18%
Albert Wynn 28%
Bill Young 66%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%

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