Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 30%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 68%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Wayne Allard 77%
George Allen 82%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 24%
Joe Baca, Sr. 39%
Spencer Bachus 91%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 16%
Cass Ballenger 84%
J. Gresham Barrett 70%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Charlie Bass 60%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 40%
Bob Beauprez 91%
Chris Bell 43%
Bob Bennett 82%
Douglas Bereuter 53%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 41%
Judy Biggert 71%
Michael Bilirakis 59%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
Tim Bishop 21%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
Kit Bond 73%
Henry Bonilla 70%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 84%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 41%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 43%
John Breaux 46%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 82%
Max Burns 71%
Dan Burton 55%
Steve Buyer 61%
Robert Byrd 25%
Dave Camp 73%
Ben Campbell 54%
Chris Cannon 91%
Eric Cantor 91%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Brad Carson 44%
Julia Carson 25%
Edward Case 35%
Mike Castle 47%
Lincoln Chafee 47%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
Chris Chocola 84%
Hillary Clinton 7%
Howard Coble 57%
Norm Coleman 58%
Michael Collins 67%
Kent Conrad 38%
Jon Corzine 26%
Jerry Costello 37%
Christopher Cox 81%
Larry Craig 82%
Robert Cramer 49%
Philip Crane 91%
Barbara Cubin 91%
Randall Cunningham 71%
Thomas Daschle 10%
Artur Davis 40%
James Davis 24%
Jo Ann Davis 64%
Lincoln Davis 44%
Thomas Davis III 64%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 91%
Peter Deutsch 27%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
Norm Dicks 32%
John Dingell 20%
Chris Dodd 30%
Elizabeth Dole 68%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 63%
Byron Dorgan 36%
David Dreier 75%
Jennifer Dunn 91%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
Philip English 56%
John Ensign 68%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 18%
Terry Everett 80%
Tom Feeney 73%
Russ Feingold 7%
Michael Ferguson 59%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 57%
Mark Foley 71%
Harold Ford, Jr. 31%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 69%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 82%
Jonas Frost III 37%
Elton Gallegly 81%
Jim Gerlach 56%
Jim Gibbons 81%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
Paul Gillmor 70%
Phil Gingrey 84%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 68%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 81%
Daniel Graham 0%
Mark Green 57%
James Greenwood 68%
Judd Gregg 52%
Gilbert Gutknecht 49%
Charles Hagel 62%
Ralph Hall 49%
Tom Harkin 19%
Jane Harman 34%
Katherine Harris 81%
Melissa Hart 84%
J. Dennis Hastert 91%
Doc Hastings 84%
Robert Hayes 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Joel Hefley 51%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Baron Hill 34%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 75%
Joseph Hoeffel 21%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Thomas Holden 42%
Ernest Hollings 32%
Rush Holt, Jr. 24%
Darlene Hooley 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 51%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 52%
Kenny Hulshof 81%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Kay Hutchison 62%
Henry Hyde 91%
Daniel Inouye 34%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9%
William Janklow 80%
William Jefferson 27%
James Merrill Jeffords 41%
William Lewis Jenkins 56%
Christopher John 46%
Nancy Johnson 51%
Tim Johnson 48%
Timothy Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 35%
Ric Keller 91%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 20%
Mark Kennedy 84%
Patrick Kennedy 19%
Dale Kildee 26%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 9%
Jack Kingston 79%
Gerald Kleczka 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 81%
Herb Kohl 26%
James Kolbe 84%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
Jon Kyl 73%
Ray LaHood 55%
Nicholas Lampson 37%
Mary Landrieu 44%
Tom Lantos 20%
Tom Latham 64%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 10%
James Leach 46%
Carl Levin 7%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Ron Lewis 64%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 42%
John Linder 91%
William Lipinski 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 67%
Ken Lucas 48%
Dick Lugar 82%
Denise Majette 21%
Don Manzullo 91%
Jim Marshall 41%
Jim Matheson 45%
Robert Matsui 9%
Carolyn McCarthy 35%
Karen McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
James McCrery III 81%
John McHugh 50%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 63%
Mike McIntyre 40%
Buck McKeon 84%
Michael McNulty 8%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 27%
Mike Michaud 30%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 14%
Gary Miller 91%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 18%
Zell Bryan Miller 76%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 36%
Jim Moran, Jr. 32%
Jack Murtha 44%
Marilyn Musgrave 57%
Sue Myrick 91%
Ben Nelson 48%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 81%
Robert William Ney 64%
Don Nickles 77%
Anne Northup 73%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 57%
James Nussle 64%
Jim Oberstar 26%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 39%
Thomas William Osborne 84%
Doug Ose 60%
Major Owens 14%
Michael Oxley 75%
Ed Pastor 25%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 15%
John Peterson 75%
Tom Petri 51%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 84%
Todd Platts 55%
Richard Pombo 91%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
Jon Porter, Sr. 84%
Deborah Pryce 84%
Mark Pryor 37%
Jack Quinn 52%
George Radanovich 91%
Nick Rahall II 32%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 91%
Richard Renzi 64%
Silvestre Reyes 36%
Thomas Reynolds 74%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 34%
Mike Rogers 84%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 32%
Jim Ryun 62%
Martin Olav Sabo 27%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 42%
Rick Santorum 82%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 48%
Edward Schrock 91%
John Shadegg 62%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 71%
Christopher Shays 51%
Donald Sherwood 79%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 53%
Ike Skelton 43%
Gordon Smith 60%
Nick Smith 59%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 36%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 80%
Arlen Specter 53%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 62%
Charles Stenholm 46%
Ted Stevens 73%
Ted Strickland 34%
Bart Stupak 32%
John Sullivan 91%
John Sununu 55%
John Sweeney 53%
James Talent 62%
Tom Tancredo 54%
John Tanner 39%
Ellen Tauscher 27%
William Tauzin 84%
Charles Taylor 67%
Gene Taylor 45%
Lee Terry 54%
Craig Thomas 82%
William Thomas 84%
Todd Tiahrt 91%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 29%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 9%
James Turner 45%
Mark Udall 0%
George Voinovich 62%
James Walsh 68%
Zach Wamp 54%
John Warner 82%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 84%
W. Curtis Weldon 55%
Gerald Weller 91%
Robert Wexler 19%
Heather Wilson 64%
Frank Wolf 64%
Lynn Woolsey 15%
David Wu 31%
Albert Wynn 35%
Bill Young 67%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 9%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 20%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 10%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 30%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 20%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 9%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 9%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 14%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 9%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 42%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 17%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 23%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 16%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 36%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 32%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 23%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 17%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 9%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 14%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 9%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 13%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 39%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 23%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 16%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 39%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 39%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 38%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 26%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 18%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 38%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 27%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 23%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 27%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 18%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 32%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 18%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 9%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 18%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 21%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 19%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 16%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 14%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 26%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 24%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 26%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 18%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 10%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 21%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 26%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 31%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 32%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 21%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 23%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 9%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 10%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 45%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 9%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 9%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 37%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 27%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 32%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 9%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 9%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 17%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 30%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 35%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 20%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 9%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 47%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 9%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 14%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 77%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 91%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 84%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 91%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 91%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 84%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 60%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 77%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 68%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 84%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 57%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 75%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 82%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 91%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 51%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 82%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 82%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 84%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 57%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 61%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 91%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 57%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 77%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 49%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 84%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 84%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 56%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 64%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 79%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 62%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 82%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 81%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 82%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 84%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 71%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 84%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 84%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 52%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 79%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 84%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 84%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 49%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 82%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 84%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 75%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 62%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 54%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 56%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 84%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 75%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 75%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 84%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 64%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 74%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 73%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 68%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 73%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 73%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 57%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 51%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 82%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 58%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 60%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 70%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 68%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 47%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 84%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 91%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 91%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 70%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 57%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 80%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 64%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 64%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 91%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 83%

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