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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 31%
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%
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%

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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