Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 94%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 74%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 81%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 55%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 69%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 27%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 29%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 6%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 11%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 14%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 15%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 15%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 35%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 81%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 40%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 32%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 94%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 6%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 86%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 81%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 25%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 39%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 89%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 74%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 33%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 25%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 13%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 35%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 11%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 40%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 27%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 74%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 15%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 89%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 15%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 69%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 94%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 46%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 32%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 77%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 71%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 69%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 94%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 54%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 18%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 10%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 15%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 11%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 63%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 89%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 63%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 86%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 86%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 74%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 74%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 44%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 22%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 15%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 23%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 27%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 6%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 49%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 14%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 15%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 82%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 56%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 63%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 11%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 23%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 15%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 11%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 39%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 82%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 19%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 69%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 66%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 82%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 27%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 73%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 29%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 82%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 45%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 89%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 27%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 51%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 49%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 21%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 21%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 56%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 19%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 23%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 19%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 41%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 40%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 24%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 9%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 7%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 32%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 22%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 19%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 7%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 82%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 74%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 89%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 31%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 94%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 58%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 77%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 74%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 23%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 69%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 15%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 94%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 29%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 21%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 94%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 31%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 23%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 47%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 94%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 36%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 43%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 54%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 94%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 61%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 89%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 89%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 94%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 89%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 89%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 36%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 6%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 15%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 94%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 71%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 46%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 15%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 94%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 36%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 73%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 30%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 19%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 42%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 19%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 42%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 21%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 21%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 74%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 29%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 74%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 53%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 29%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 9%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 61%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 35%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 77%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 27%
Todd Akin 89%
Wayne Allard 66%
George Allen 77%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 40%
Richard Armey 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 27%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
Cass Ballenger 80%
James Barcia 42%
Bob Barr, Jr. 89%
Roscoe Bartlett 69%
Charlie Bass 56%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 37%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 36%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Shelley Berkley 39%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 44%
Judy Biggert 69%
Michael Bilirakis 56%
Jeff Bingaman 31%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 66%
Henry Bonilla 82%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 39%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
John Breaux 49%
Henry Brown, Jr. 74%
Ed Bryant 94%
Jim Bunning 86%
Conrad Burns 77%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 74%
Robert Byrd 35%
Herbert Callahan 79%
Ben Campbell 75%
Chris Cannon 89%
Eric Cantor 94%
Jean Carnahan 42%
Brad Carson 45%
Julia Carson 21%
Mike Castle 52%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 37%
Robert Clement 47%
Hillary Clinton 13%
Michael Collins 68%
Larry Combest 89%
Gary Condit 47%
Kent Conrad 31%
John Cooksey 79%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 37%
Christopher Cox 94%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 94%
Robert Cramer 48%
Philip Crane 94%
Barbara Cubin 94%
Randall Cunningham 82%
Thomas Daschle 15%
James Davis 38%
Jo Ann Davis 68%
Thomas Davis III 58%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 94%
Peter Deutsch 23%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Norm Dicks 25%
Chris Dodd 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
Calvin Dooley 47%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 33%
David Dreier 69%
Jennifer Dunn 65%
John Edwards 23%
Chet Edwards 37%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Jo Ann Emerson 54%
Philip English 54%
John Ensign 62%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 23%
Terry Everett 81%
Russ Feingold 19%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 56%
Mark Foley 63%
Harold Ford, Jr. 43%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 66%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 84%
Jonas Frost III 27%
Elton Gallegly 68%
John Ganske 50%
George Gekas 66%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 8%
Jim Gibbons 68%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 31%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
Bart Gordon 47%
Porter Goss 69%
Daniel Graham 23%
William Phillip Gramm 94%
Mark Green 66%
James Greenwood 58%
Judd Gregg 62%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 66%
Tony Hall 34%
James Hansen 94%
Jane Harman 43%
Melissa Hart 63%
Robert Hayes 82%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 89%
Joel Hefley 61%
Jesse Helms 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Baron Hill 36%
Van Hilleary 74%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 11%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 69%
Pete Hoekstra 69%
Thomas Holden 37%
Ernest Hollings 34%
Darlene Hooley 38%
Stephen Horn 53%
John Nathan Hostettler 63%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 52%
Kenny Hulshof 69%
Duncan Hunter 89%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 77%
Kay Hutchison 73%
Henry Hyde 66%
Daniel Inouye 22%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 24%
William Jefferson 32%
James Merrill Jeffords 49%
William Lewis Jenkins 74%
Christopher John 49%
Nancy Johnson 51%
Tim Johnson 53%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Ric Keller 73%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 9%
Mark Kennedy 61%
Patrick Kennedy 31%
Brian Kerns 74%
Dale Kildee 19%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Gerald Kleczka 21%
Joseph Knollenberg 89%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 82%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
Jon Kyl 86%
John LaFalce 19%
Ray LaHood 52%
Nicholas Lampson 35%
Tom Lantos 9%
Steve LaTourette 56%
James Leach 49%
Jerry Lewis 86%
Ron Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 27%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
John Linder 86%
William Lipinski 46%
Trent Lott, Sr. 94%
Ken Lucas 52%
Dick Lugar 73%
William Luther 23%
James Maloney 42%
Don Manzullo 82%
Frank Mascara 33%
Robert Matsui 11%
Karen McCarthy 27%
James McCrery III 86%
John McHugh 55%
Scott McInnis 62%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 13%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 14%
Carrie Meek 18%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 7%
Dan Miller 73%
Zell Bryan Miller 57%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 11%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 43%
Constance Morella 48%
Jack Murtha 27%
Sue Myrick 82%
Ben Nelson 49%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 89%
Robert William Ney 61%
Don Nickles 77%
Anne Northup 82%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 94%
James Nussle 89%
Jim Oberstar 14%
Dave Obey 19%
John Olver 6%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 37%
Thomas William Osborne 69%
Doug Ose 63%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 80%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 74%
David Phelps 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74%
Todd Platts 53%
Richard Pombo 74%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Deborah Pryce 69%
Jack Quinn 51%
George Radanovich 89%
James Ramstad 53%
Ralph Regula 66%
Denny Rehberg 63%
Silvestre Reyes 31%
Thomas Reynolds 66%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 27%
Ciro Rodriguez 29%
Timothy Roemer 40%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 8%
Marge Roukema 53%
Jim Ryun 94%
Martin Olav Sabo 13%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 46%
Rick Santorum 86%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 51%
Robert Schaffer 66%
Edward Schrock 89%
John Shadegg 94%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 60%
Christopher Shays 56%
Donald Sherwood 74%
Ronnie Shows 48%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 56%
Joseph Skeen 82%
Ike Skelton 44%
Gordon Smith 61%
Nick Smith 58%
Bob Smith 94%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 33%
Hilda Solis 9%
Mark Souder 94%
Arlen Specter 48%
John Spratt, Jr. 36%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 63%
Charles Stenholm 48%
Ted Stevens 60%
Ted Strickland 32%
Bob Stump 86%
Bart Stupak 19%
John Sweeney 56%
Tom Tancredo 69%
John Tanner 45%
Ellen Tauscher 43%
William Tauzin 82%
Charles Taylor 86%
Gene Taylor 47%
Craig Thomas 75%
William Thomas 65%
Fred Thompson 62%
Karen Thurman 19%
Strom Thurmond 94%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Robert Torricelli 37%
Ed Towns 41%
James Traficant, Jr. 58%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 15%
James Turner 43%
George Voinovich 66%
James Walsh 63%
Zach Wamp 58%
John Warner 62%
Wesley Watkins 74%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 80%
Anthony Weiner 11%
David Weldon 74%
W. Curtis Weldon 49%
Gerald Weller 69%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 69%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 29%
Albert Wynn 33%
Bill Young 61%

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