Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
Craig Thomas 98%
Wayne Allard 96%
Jon Kyl 96%
Todd Akin 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 95%
Chris Cannon 95%
Christopher Cox 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 95%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 95%
Tom Feeney 95%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 95%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 95%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 95%
John Shadegg 95%
John Sullivan 95%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 95%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 93%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 93%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Thomas DeLay 93%
Katherine Harris 93%
Ric Keller 93%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 93%
Sue Myrick 93%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 93%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 92%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 92%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 92%
Richard Pombo 92%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 91%
Conrad Burns 91%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 91%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 91%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 91%
John Sununu 90%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 89%
Bob Beauprez 88%
Chris Chocola 88%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 88%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 88%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 88%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 88%
Michael Oxley 88%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
George Radanovich 88%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Tom Tancredo 87%
Dan Burton 85%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 85%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 85%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 85%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 85%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 85%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 84%
Jim Bunning 84%
Larry Craig 84%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 84%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 84%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 84%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 84%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 84%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 84%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 84%
Jim Ryun 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 84%
David Weldon 84%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
John Linder 83%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 80%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 80%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 80%
John Doolittle 80%
David Dreier 80%
David Lee Hobson 80%
Ralph Regula 80%
Denny Rehberg 80%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 79%
Jerry Lewis 79%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 79%
William Thomas 79%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 78%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 78%
William Frist 78%
Elton Gallegly 78%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 78%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 78%
James McCrery III 78%
Donald Sherwood 78%
Ted Stevens 78%
Judd Gregg 77%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 77%
Bob Bennett 76%
Mark Kennedy 76%
James Kolbe 76%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 76%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 76%
Zach Wamp 76%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 75%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Thomas Davis III 75%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 75%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 75%
Rick Santorum 75%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 75%
Terry Everett 74%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 74%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 74%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Kay Hutchison 73%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 72%
Richard Hugh Baker 72%
Kenny Hulshof 72%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 72%
Deborah Pryce 72%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 72%
Gerald Weller 72%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Henry Bonilla 70%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 70%
Gilbert Gutknecht 70%
Melissa Hart 70%
Don Manzullo 70%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 70%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 70%
John Ensign 69%
Jim Gibbons 69%
Duncan Hunter 69%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 69%
Ron Lewis 68%
Jon Porter, Sr. 68%
Charles Taylor 68%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 67%
Mark Souder 67%
George Allen 65%
Judy Biggert 65%
Kit Bond 65%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 65%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 65%
Mark Foley 65%
Trent Lott, Sr. 65%
Thomas William Osborne 65%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 65%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 65%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 65%
Paul Gillmor 64%
John Nathan Hostettler 64%
Dick Lugar 64%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 64%
Bill Young 64%
Robert William Ney 63%
John Warner 63%
Michael Bilirakis 62%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 62%
Robert Hayes 62%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 62%
Anne Northup 62%
James Nussle 62%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 62%
Mark Green 61%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 61%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 61%
John Peterson 61%
George Voinovich 61%
Joel Hefley 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 60%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 59%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 59%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 59%
Richard Renzi 59%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 59%
Elizabeth Dole 58%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 58%
Henry Hyde 58%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 58%
James Ramstad 58%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 58%
James Talent 58%
Thaddeus McCotter 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
Jo Ann Davis 56%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 56%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 56%
John McHugh 56%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 56%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 55%
Norm Coleman 55%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 55%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 55%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 55%
Ray LaHood 54%
Gordon Smith 54%
W. Curtis Weldon 54%
Charlie Bass 53%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 53%
Michael Ferguson 53%
Nancy Johnson 53%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 53%
Ron Paul 53%
Todd Platts 53%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 53%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 52%
Philip English 52%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
John Sweeney 52%
Steve LaTourette 51%
Olympia Snowe 51%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 51%
Rodney Alexander 50%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
James Walsh 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 49%
Mike Castle 49%
Robert Cramer 49%
James Leach 49%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 48%
Sue Kelly 48%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 48%
Jim Saxton 48%
Arlen Specter 48%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 47%
Tim Johnson 47%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 47%
Christopher Shays 47%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 47%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 46%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 46%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 46%
Ben Nelson 46%
Max Baucus 45%
Lincoln Davis 45%
John Tanner 45%
Chet Edwards 44%
Mike Ross 44%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 44%
Gene Taylor 44%
Bart Gordon 43%
Jim Marshall 43%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 43%
Marion Berry 42%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 42%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 42%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 42%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 41%
Ike Skelton 41%
Albert Wynn 41%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 40%
Artur Davis 40%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Evan Bayh 39%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 39%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 39%
Dennis Moore 39%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 39%
Edward Case 38%
Kent Conrad 38%
Jerry Costello 38%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Charlie Gonzalez 38%
Darlene Hooley 38%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 38%
Joe Lieberman 37%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 37%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 37%
Hillary Clinton 36%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Thomas Holden 36%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 36%
John Spratt, Jr. 36%
Norm Dicks 35%
Jack Murtha 35%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 35%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 35%
William Jefferson 34%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 34%
Brad Miller 34%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 34%
Vic Snyder 34%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
Jane Harman 33%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 33%
Shelley Berkley 32%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 32%
David Wu 32%
Thomas Allen 31%
Brian Baird 31%
James Davis 31%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 31%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 31%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
Alan Mollohan 31%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 31%
Ben Chandler III 30%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 30%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 30%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 29%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 29%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 29%
Bart Stupak 29%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 29%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 28%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 28%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 28%
James Merrill Jeffords 28%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 28%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 28%
Ellen Tauscher 28%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 27%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 27%
Paul Kanjorski 27%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 27%
Steve Rothman 27%
Bob Filner 26%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 26%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 26%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 26%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 24%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 24%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 24%
Lane Evans 24%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 24%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 24%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 24%
Ted Strickland 24%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 23%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 22%
Dale Kildee 22%
Dave Obey 22%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 22%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 21%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 21%
Byron Dorgan 21%
Frank Lautenberg 21%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 21%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 21%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 21%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 20%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 20%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 20%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 20%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 19%
Ed Towns 19%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 19%
Anthony Weiner 19%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 18%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 18%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 17%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Michael McNulty 17%
Jim Oberstar 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
Gary Ackerman 16%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 16%
Tom Lantos 16%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 16%
Mel Watt 16%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 15%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 15%
Rob Andrews 14%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 14%
Robert Matsui 14%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 14%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 13%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Jon Corzine 13%
Chris Dodd 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 13%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 13%
Daniel Inouye 13%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 13%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 13%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 13%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 13%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 13%
Howard Berman 12%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 12%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 12%
Barney Frank 11%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Major Owens 11%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 10%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 8%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
Julia Carson 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 8%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 8%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 7%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
Russ Feingold 7%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 7%
Robert Wexler 7%
Bill Delahunt 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 6%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 6%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 5%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 5%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
Donald Payne 5%
Hilda Solis 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 4%
Diane Watson 4%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 3%
Martin Meehan 3%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 3%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 3%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 3%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 2%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 2%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 2%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 2%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
John Olver 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Pete Stark 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%

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