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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 32%
Gary Ackerman 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
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%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 81%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 21%
Cass Ballenger 80%
James Barcia 42%
Bob Barr, Jr. 89%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 29%
Roscoe Bartlett 69%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
Charlie Bass 56%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 37%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 36%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Shelley Berkley 39%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 44%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
Judy Biggert 69%
Michael Bilirakis 56%
Jeff Bingaman 31%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 82%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%
Kit Bond 66%
Henry Bonilla 82%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 39%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
John Breaux 49%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
Henry Brown, Jr. 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 86%
Ed Bryant 94%
Jim Bunning 86%
Conrad Burns 77%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 74%
Robert Byrd 35%
Herbert Callahan 79%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 81%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 82%
Ben Campbell 75%
Chris Cannon 89%
Eric Cantor 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 23%
Jean Carnahan 42%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
Brad Carson 45%
Julia Carson 21%
Mike Castle 52%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 74%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 47%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 19%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 37%
Robert Clement 47%
Hillary Clinton 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 66%
Michael Collins 68%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
Larry Combest 89%
Gary Condit 47%
Kent Conrad 31%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
John Cooksey 79%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 37%
Christopher Cox 94%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 94%
Robert Cramer 48%
Philip Crane 94%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 32%
Barbara Cubin 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 89%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
Randall Cunningham 82%
Thomas Daschle 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
James Davis 38%
Jo Ann Davis 68%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
Thomas Davis III 58%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
Thomas DeLay 94%
Peter Deutsch 23%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 58%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Norm Dicks 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 23%
Chris Dodd 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
Calvin Dooley 47%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 21%
David Dreier 69%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 54%
Jennifer Dunn 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
John Edwards 23%
Chet Edwards 37%
Vern Ehlers 61%
Jo Ann Emerson 54%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
Philip English 54%
John Ensign 62%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Lane Evans 23%
Terry Everett 81%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
Russ Feingold 19%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 56%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 69%
Mark Foley 63%
Harold Ford, Jr. 43%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 66%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 94%
Bart Gordon 47%
Porter Goss 69%
Daniel Graham 23%
William Phillip Gramm 94%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 77%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 69%
Mark Green 66%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
James Greenwood 58%
Judd Gregg 62%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 58%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 61%
Tony Hall 34%
James Hansen 94%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 43%
Melissa Hart 63%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 15%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 71%
Robert Hayes 82%

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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