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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
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%
Michael Oxley 88%
Ron Paul 53%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 61%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 74%
Todd Platts 53%
Richard Pombo 92%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
Jon Porter, Sr. 68%
Deborah Pryce 72%
George Radanovich 88%
James Ramstad 58%
Ralph Regula 80%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Richard Renzi 59%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
Mike Ross 44%
Steve Rothman 27%
Jim Ryun 84%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
Rick Santorum 75%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 48%
John Shadegg 95%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 80%
Christopher Shays 47%
Donald Sherwood 78%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 47%
Ike Skelton 41%
Gordon Smith 54%
Olympia Snowe 51%
Vic Snyder 34%
Hilda Solis 5%
Mark Souder 67%
Arlen Specter 48%
John Spratt, Jr. 36%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Ted Stevens 78%
Ted Strickland 24%
Bart Stupak 29%
John Sullivan 95%
John Sununu 90%
John Sweeney 52%
James Talent 58%
Tom Tancredo 87%
John Tanner 45%
Ellen Tauscher 28%
Charles Taylor 68%
Gene Taylor 44%
Craig Thomas 98%
William Thomas 79%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
Ed Towns 19%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 21%
George Voinovich 61%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 76%
John Warner 63%
Diane Watson 4%
Mel Watt 16%
Anthony Weiner 19%
David Weldon 84%
W. Curtis Weldon 54%
Gerald Weller 72%
Robert Wexler 7%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 32%
Albert Wynn 41%
Bill Young 64%

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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