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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 27%
Gary Ackerman 12%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 31%
Todd Akin 91%
Wayne Allard 84%
George Allen 66%
Thomas Allen 24%
Rob Andrews 35%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 69%
Brian Baird 32%
Richard Hugh Baker 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 61%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
Charlie Bass 54%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 41%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Bob Bennett 80%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 39%
Howard Berman 16%
Marion Berry 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 5%
Judy Biggert 91%
Michael Bilirakis 64%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 91%
Sherwood Boehlert 49%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 73%
Kit Bond 84%
Henry Bonilla 87%
Mary Bono Mack 61%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 87%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 41%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
John Breaux 51%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 23%
Henry Brown, Jr. 73%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 77%
Jim Bunning 78%
Conrad Burns 87%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 36%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 81%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 91%
Ben Campbell 71%
Chris Cannon 91%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 87%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 5%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 32%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
Brad Carson 43%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 54%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 81%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 46%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 31%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
Michael Collins 73%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
Larry Combest 91%
Kent Conrad 36%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jon Corzine 20%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 66%
Larry Craig 94%
Robert Cramer 48%
Philip Crane 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 91%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 35%
Barbara Cubin 85%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
Randall Cunningham 65%
Thomas Daschle 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
James Davis 36%
Jo Ann Davis 69%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
Thomas Davis III 69%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 87%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
Thomas DeLay 91%
Peter Deutsch 32%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 26%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 70%
Calvin Dooley 46%
John Doolittle 68%
Byron Dorgan 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
David Dreier 59%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 81%
Jennifer Dunn 65%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
John Edwards 32%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
Philip English 80%
John Ensign 69%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 23%
Bob Etheridge 39%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 12%
Russ Feingold 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
Michael Ferguson 58%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 58%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 59%
Mark Foley 59%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 69%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 65%
Barney Frank 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
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%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 73%
Bart Gordon 45%
Porter Goss 67%
Daniel Graham 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 87%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
Mark Green 61%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 26%
James Greenwood 55%
Judd Gregg 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 19%
Gilbert Gutknecht 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 51%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
Jane Harman 47%
Melissa Hart 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 76%
Robert Hayes 73%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 91%
Joel Hefley 69%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Baron Hill 39%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 39%
David Lee Hobson 81%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 20%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Thomas Holden 41%
Ernest Hollings 32%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 8%
Darlene Hooley 39%
John Nathan Hostettler 56%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
Kenny Hulshof 73%
Duncan Hunter 65%
Kay Hutchison 86%

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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