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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 73%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 58%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 37%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 84%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 49%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 49%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 39%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 73%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 45%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 64%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 79%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 19%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 68%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 23%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 54%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 64%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 82%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 48%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 19%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 30%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 16%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 84%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 81%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 27%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 64%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 26%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 54%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 24%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 84%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 9%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 52%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 21%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 61%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 71%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 35%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 39%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 84%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 70%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 21%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 47%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 62%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 57%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 49%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%

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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