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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 55%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 72%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 43%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 48%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 24%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 16%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 24%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 65%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 42%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 95%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 62%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 13%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 84%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 56%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 26%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 61%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 91%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 31%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 28%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 18%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 36%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 51%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 78%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 48%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 34%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 65%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 37%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 70%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 23%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 85%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 39%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 16%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 69%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 53%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 78%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 31%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 59%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 26%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 47%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 29%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 58%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 27%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 56%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 39%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 76%

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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