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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 30%
Gary Ackerman 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 68%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 77%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Wayne Allard 77%
George Allen 82%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 24%
Joe Baca, Sr. 39%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 91%
Brian Baird 27%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 9%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 16%
Cass Ballenger 84%
J. Gresham Barrett 70%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 60%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 40%
Bob Beauprez 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Chris Bell 43%
Bob Bennett 82%
Douglas Bereuter 53%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 41%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
Judy Biggert 71%
Michael Bilirakis 59%
Jeff Bingaman 26%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 21%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 84%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
Sherwood Boehlert 47%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 91%
Kit Bond 73%
Henry Bonilla 70%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 84%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 84%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 41%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 43%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 30%
John Breaux 46%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
Jim Bunning 82%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 68%
Conrad Burns 82%
Max Burns 71%
Dan Burton 55%
Steve Buyer 61%
Robert Byrd 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 73%
Ben Campbell 54%
Chris Cannon 91%
Eric Cantor 91%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 42%
Brad Carson 44%
Julia Carson 25%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 75%
Edward Case 35%
Mike Castle 47%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 47%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
Chris Chocola 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
Hillary Clinton 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 57%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 82%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 91%
Norm Coleman 58%
Michael Collins 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
Kent Conrad 38%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 16%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 82%
Jon Corzine 26%
Jerry Costello 37%
Christopher Cox 81%
Larry Craig 82%
Robert Cramer 49%
Philip Crane 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 32%
Barbara Cubin 91%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 57%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 23%
Randall Cunningham 71%
Thomas Daschle 10%
Artur Davis 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
James Davis 24%
Jo Ann Davis 64%
Lincoln Davis 44%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
Thomas Davis III 64%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
Thomas DeLay 91%
Peter Deutsch 27%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 61%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 64%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 91%
Norm Dicks 32%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Chris Dodd 30%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 13%
Elizabeth Dole 68%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 71%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 63%
Byron Dorgan 36%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 39%
David Dreier 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 57%
Jennifer Dunn 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 59%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 23%
Jo Ann Emerson 63%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 56%
John Ensign 68%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 18%
Terry Everett 80%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 9%
Tom Feeney 73%
Russ Feingold 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 39%
Michael Ferguson 59%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 49%
Mark Foley 71%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 84%
Harold Ford, Jr. 31%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 69%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 84%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
William Frist 82%
Jonas Frost III 37%
Elton Gallegly 81%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 56%
Jim Gibbons 81%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
Paul Gillmor 70%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 84%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 68%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 79%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 81%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 82%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 81%
Mark Green 57%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 39%
James Greenwood 68%

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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