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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 91%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 46%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 78%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 2%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 84%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 37%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 53%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 21%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 29%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 32%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 91%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 4%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 42%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 39%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 28%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 74%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 34%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 64%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 58%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 41%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
Gary Ackerman 16%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 96%
George Allen 65%
Thomas Allen 31%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 72%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Charlie Bass 53%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 39%
Bob Beauprez 88%
Bob Bennett 76%
Shelley Berkley 32%
Howard Berman 12%
Marion Berry 42%
Judy Biggert 65%
Michael Bilirakis 62%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 49%
Kit Bond 65%
Henry Bonilla 70%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 67%
Jim Bunning 84%
Conrad Burns 91%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 95%
Eric Cantor 93%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Julia Carson 8%
Edward Case 38%
Mike Castle 49%
Ben Chandler III 30%
Chris Chocola 88%
Hillary Clinton 36%
Norm Coleman 55%
Kent Conrad 38%
Jon Corzine 13%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 84%
Robert Cramer 49%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Artur Davis 40%
James Davis 31%
Jo Ann Davis 56%
Lincoln Davis 45%
Thomas Davis III 75%
Bill Delahunt 6%
Thomas DeLay 93%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Norm Dicks 35%
Chris Dodd 13%
Elizabeth Dole 58%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
John Doolittle 80%
Byron Dorgan 21%
David Dreier 80%
Chet Edwards 44%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 52%
Philip English 52%
John Ensign 69%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Lane Evans 24%
Terry Everett 74%
Tom Feeney 95%
Russ Feingold 7%
Michael Ferguson 53%
Bob Filner 26%
Mark Foley 65%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 55%
Barney Frank 11%
William Frist 78%
Elton Gallegly 78%
Jim Gibbons 69%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 38%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 56%
Bart Gordon 43%
Mark Green 61%
Judd Gregg 77%
Gilbert Gutknecht 70%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 93%
Melissa Hart 70%
Robert Hayes 62%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Joel Hefley 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
David Lee Hobson 80%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 36%
Darlene Hooley 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 64%
Kenny Hulshof 72%
Duncan Hunter 69%
Kay Hutchison 73%
Henry Hyde 58%
Daniel Inouye 13%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 84%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 34%
James Merrill Jeffords 28%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Nancy Johnson 53%
Tim Johnson 47%
Paul Kanjorski 27%
Ric Keller 93%
Sue Kelly 48%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Mark Kennedy 76%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 22%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Joseph Knollenberg 79%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 76%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
Jon Kyl 96%
Ray LaHood 54%
Tom Lantos 16%
Steve LaTourette 51%
Frank Lautenberg 21%
James Leach 49%
Jerry Lewis 79%
Ron Lewis 68%
Joe Lieberman 37%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 83%
Trent Lott, Sr. 65%
Dick Lugar 64%
Don Manzullo 70%
Jim Marshall 43%
Robert Matsui 14%
Thaddeus McCotter 57%
James McCrery III 78%
John McHugh 56%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 3%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 26%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Brad Miller 34%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 39%
Jack Murtha 35%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
Sue Myrick 93%

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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