Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 31%
Todd Akin 91%
Wayne Allard 84%
George Allen 66%
Thomas Allen 24%
Rob Andrews 35%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 32%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
Cass Ballenger 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 61%
Charlie Bass 54%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 41%
Bob Bennett 80%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 39%
Howard Berman 16%
Marion Berry 42%
Judy Biggert 91%
Michael Bilirakis 64%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
Sherwood Boehlert 49%
Kit Bond 84%
Henry Bonilla 87%
Mary Bono Mack 61%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 41%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
John Breaux 51%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
Jim Bunning 78%
Conrad Burns 87%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 36%
Ben Campbell 71%
Chris Cannon 91%
Eric Cantor 87%
Brad Carson 43%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 54%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Michael Collins 73%
Larry Combest 91%
Kent Conrad 36%
Jon Corzine 20%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 66%
Larry Craig 94%
Robert Cramer 48%
Philip Crane 91%
Barbara Cubin 85%
Randall Cunningham 65%
Thomas Daschle 20%
James Davis 36%
Jo Ann Davis 69%
Thomas Davis III 69%
Bill Delahunt 18%
Thomas DeLay 91%
Peter Deutsch 32%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 26%
Chris Dodd 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 68%
Byron Dorgan 42%
David Dreier 59%
Jennifer Dunn 65%
John Edwards 32%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
Philip English 80%
John Ensign 69%
Bob Etheridge 39%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 85%
Russ Feingold 20%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 58%
Mark Foley 59%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
Barney Frank 5%
William Frist 90%
Jonas Frost III 20%
Elton Gallegly 67%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 12%
Jim Gibbons 87%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 67%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 67%
Daniel Graham 20%
Mark Green 61%
James Greenwood 55%
Judd Gregg 60%
Gilbert Gutknecht 57%
Jane Harman 47%
Melissa Hart 91%
Robert Hayes 73%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Joel Hefley 69%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Baron Hill 39%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 81%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Thomas Holden 41%
Ernest Hollings 32%
Darlene Hooley 39%
John Nathan Hostettler 56%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 73%
Duncan Hunter 65%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Henry Hyde 69%
Daniel Inouye 29%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 61%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 37%
James Merrill Jeffords 27%
William Lewis Jenkins 73%
Christopher John 47%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Tim Johnson 54%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Ric Keller 85%
Sue Kelly 61%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 13%
Mark Kennedy 73%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Gerald Kleczka 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 91%
Herb Kohl 36%
James Kolbe 91%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 66%
Nicholas Lampson 37%
Tom Lantos 24%
Steve LaTourette 59%
James Leach 49%
Jerry Lewis 61%
Ron Lewis 81%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 47%
John Linder 91%
William Lipinski 41%
Trent Lott, Sr. 90%
Dick Lugar 64%
Don Manzullo 61%
Robert Matsui 20%
Karen McCarthy 24%
James McCrery III 69%
John McHugh 61%
Scott McInnis 60%
Michael McNulty 5%
Martin Meehan 16%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 28%
Zell Bryan Miller 54%
Alan Mollohan 35%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jack Murtha 34%
Sue Myrick 73%
Ben Nelson 55%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 91%
Robert William Ney 81%
Don Nickles 94%
Anne Northup 85%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 85%
James Nussle 73%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 34%
Thomas William Osborne 73%
Doug Ose 58%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 80%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 73%
Todd Platts 51%
Richard Pombo 87%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Deborah Pryce 79%
Jack Quinn 53%
George Radanovich 73%
James Ramstad 57%
Ralph Regula 61%
Denny Rehberg 91%
Silvestre Reyes 34%
Thomas Reynolds 81%
Ciro Rodriguez 15%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 29%
Jim Ryun 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 43%
Rick Santorum 90%
Paul Sarbanes 5%
Jim Saxton 58%
Edward Schrock 81%
John Shadegg 81%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 60%
Christopher Shays 54%
Donald Sherwood 73%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 51%
Ike Skelton 40%
Gordon Smith 56%
Nick Smith 58%
Olympia Snowe 51%
Vic Snyder 40%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 73%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 72%
Charles Stenholm 47%
Ted Stevens 82%
Ted Strickland 29%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sullivan 68%
John Sweeney 61%
Tom Tancredo 87%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 32%
William Tauzin 91%
Charles Taylor 69%
Gene Taylor 46%
Craig Thomas 94%
William Thomas 61%
Todd Tiahrt 87%
Ed Towns 31%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 16%
James Turner 41%
George Voinovich 61%
James Walsh 51%
Zach Wamp 59%
John Warner 59%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 23%
Anthony Weiner 14%
David Weldon 69%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 91%
Robert Wexler 12%
Heather Wilson 73%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 35%
Albert Wynn 30%
Bill Young 64%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 27%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 5%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 10%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 23%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 5%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 38%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 18%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 32%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 20%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 46%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 31%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 5%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 35%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 20%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 12%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 29%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 20%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 10%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 15%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 15%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 25%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 23%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 17%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 12%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 15%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 26%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 19%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 11%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 39%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 35%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 8%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 32%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 45%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 42%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 36%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 48%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 17%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 40%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 27%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 15%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 34%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 17%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 29%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 12%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 56%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 7%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 27%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 12%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 45%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 44%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 46%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 36%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 30%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 28%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 5%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 42%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 15%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 7%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 27%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 27%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 36%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 33%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 17%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 36%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 20%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 12%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 5%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 18%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 30%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 20%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 5%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 26%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 7%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 27%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 7%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 37%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 30%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 29%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 29%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 33%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 5%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 10%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 16%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 15%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 27%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 48%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 87%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 69%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 91%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 91%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 73%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 87%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 77%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 81%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 91%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 55%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 81%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 61%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 51%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 91%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 87%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 63%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 81%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 94%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 59%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 69%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 53%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 73%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 87%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 66%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 78%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 51%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 76%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 69%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 56%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 54%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 73%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 57%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 73%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 51%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 57%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 94%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 85%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 87%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 91%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 87%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 91%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 79%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 51%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 81%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 90%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 69%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 87%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 73%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 56%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 69%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 67%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 80%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 73%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 91%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 62%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 73%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 73%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 91%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 57%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 68%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 59%
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 69%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 61%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 81%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 73%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 87%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 73%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 61%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 73%

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