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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Wayne Allard 96%
George Allen 65%
Thomas Allen 31%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
Spencer Bachus 80%
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%
Tim Bishop 27%
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%
Dave Camp 59%
Chris Cannon 95%
Eric Cantor 93%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Julia Carson 8%
Edward Case 38%
Mike Castle 49%
Linc Chafee 47%
Saxby Chambliss 89%
Ben Chandler III 30%
Chris Chocola 88%
Hillary Clinton 36%
Howard Coble 65%
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%
John Dingell 17%
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 Gerlach 55%
Jim Gibbons 69%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 64%
Phil Gingrey 84%
Charlie Gonzalez 38%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 56%
Bart Gordon 43%
Mark Green 61%
Judd Gregg 77%
Gilbert Gutknecht 70%
Charles Hagel 62%
Ralph Hall 61%
Tom Harkin 13%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 93%
Melissa Hart 70%
Doc Hastings 91%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
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%
Timothy Johnson 27%
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%
Jack Kingston 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 79%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 76%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
Jon Kyl 96%
Ray LaHood 54%
Mary Landrieu 31%
Tom Lantos 16%
Tom Latham 62%
Steve LaTourette 51%
Frank Lautenberg 21%
James Leach 49%
Carl Levin 0%
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%
Jim Matheson 46%
Robert Matsui 14%
Carolyn McCarthy 27%
Thaddeus McCotter 57%
James McCrery III 78%
John McHugh 56%
Mike McIntyre 37%
Buck McKeon 93%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 3%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 26%
Mike Michaud 36%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Gary Miller 92%
George Miller 3%
Brad Miller 34%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 39%
Jim Moran, Jr. 37%
Jack Murtha 35%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
Sue Myrick 93%
Ben Nelson 46%
Robert William Ney 63%
Anne Northup 62%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 95%
James Nussle 62%
Jim Oberstar 17%
Dave Obey 22%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
Thomas William Osborne 65%
Major Owens 11%

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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