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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 89%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 55%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 69%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 27%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 77%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 23%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 66%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 82%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 27%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 19%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 82%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 77%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 23%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 94%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 71%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 21%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 61%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 35%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 63%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 74%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 39%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 19%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 69%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 31%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 94%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 74%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 69%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 21%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 23%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 94%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 42%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 42%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 74%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 29%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 74%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 94%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 86%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 58%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 94%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 29%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 9%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 62%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 40%
Neil Abercrombie 32%
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%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 73%
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%
Joe Biden, Jr. 15%
Judy Biggert 69%
Michael Bilirakis 56%
Jeff Bingaman 31%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 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%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
John Breaux 49%
Corrine Brown 15%
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%
Dave Camp 82%
Ben Campbell 75%
Chris Cannon 89%
Eric Cantor 94%
Lois Capps 35%
Jean Carnahan 42%

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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