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Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 73%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 69%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 87%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 59%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 27%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 23%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 73%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 87%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 27%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 66%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 73%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 91%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 57%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 87%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 69%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 56%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 48%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 34%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 27%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 48%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 31%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 87%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 29%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 78%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 36%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 61%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 46%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 59%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 35%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 91%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 91%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 81%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 69%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 91%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 17%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 46%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 73%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 42%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 39%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 76%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 45%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 26%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 69%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 73%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 42%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 61%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 15%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 40%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 91%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 37%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 32%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 67%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 36%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 51%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 20%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 55%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 20%

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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