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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
Henry Bonilla 94%
Ed Bryant 94%
Christopher Cox 94%
Barbara Cubin 94%
James DeMint 94%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 94%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 94%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 94%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Van Hilleary 94%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 94%
Stephen Largent 94%
Don Manzullo 94%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 94%
Richard Pombo 94%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 94%
Jim Ryun 94%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 94%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Charles Taylor 94%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kit Bond 86%
Jim Bunning 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
William Frist 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 86%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 86%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 86%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
Rick Santorum 86%
Fred Thompson 86%
Richard Armey 85%
Cass Ballenger 85%
Bob Barr, Jr. 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 85%
Chris Cannon 85%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 85%
Michael Collins 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
Thomas DeLay 85%
George Gekas 85%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 85%
Joel Hefley 85%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 85%
Ron Lewis 85%
John Linder 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
Doug Ose 85%
Michael Oxley 85%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 85%
Bob Riley 85%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
Tom Tancredo 85%
William Thomas 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 85%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 85%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 85%
David Weldon 85%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
Randall Cunningham 83%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 83%
John Peterson 83%
William Tauzin 83%
Zach Wamp 83%
Wesley Watkins 83%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 83%
Philip Crane 82%
Terry Everett 82%
Sue Myrick 82%
Richard Hugh Baker 76%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 76%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 76%
Larry Combest 76%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 76%
Jennifer Dunn 76%
Jo Ann Emerson 76%
Ernest Fletcher 76%
Mark Green 76%
James Hansen 76%
Robert Hayes 76%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 76%
James McCrery III 76%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 76%
Anne Northup 76%
Deborah Pryce 76%
George Radanovich 76%
Thomas Reynolds 76%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 76%
Joseph Skeen 76%
Wayne Allard 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Larry Craig 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
William Lewis Jenkins 75%
Frank Murkowski 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
Bob Smith 75%
Ted Stevens 75%
Craig Thomas 75%
Jesse Helms 73%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 72%
James Kolbe 72%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 72%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 72%
Ralph Regula 72%
John Shadegg 72%
Mark Souder 72%
Bob Stump 72%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 72%
James Nussle 71%
Robert Schaffer 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 68%
Dick Lugar 68%
Don Nickles 68%
Strom Thurmond 68%
John Warner 68%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 67%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
John Doolittle 67%
David Dreier 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 67%
Elton Gallegly 67%
Gilbert Gutknecht 67%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 67%
David Lee Hobson 67%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Duncan Hunter 67%
Dan Miller 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 67%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 67%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
John Sweeney 67%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 67%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 67%
John Cooksey 66%
Nick Smith 66%
Bill Young 66%
Judy Biggert 64%
Mark Foley 64%
Porter Goss 64%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 64%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Jon Kyl 64%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 64%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 64%
Gordon Smith 64%
John Sununu 64%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 64%
Heather Wilson 64%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 64%
Herbert Callahan 63%
Paul Gillmor 63%
Trent Lott, Sr. 63%
Judd Gregg 62%
Jerry Lewis 62%
Donald Sherwood 62%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 60%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 60%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Scott McInnis 60%
Robert William Ney 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 59%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 58%
Jim Gibbons 58%
Henry Hyde 58%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 58%
Charlie Bass 57%
Ben Campbell 57%
William Phillip Gramm 57%
James Ramstad 57%
Marge Roukema 57%
James Greenwood 56%
John McHugh 56%

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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