Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 72%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 63%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 89%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 94%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 59%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 88%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 83%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 52%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 53%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 26%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 97%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 24%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 9%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 26%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 13%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 41%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 18%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 13%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 18%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 73%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 13%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 79%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 9%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 73%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 15%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 9%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 79%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 29%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 79%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 16%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 28%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 12%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 40%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 24%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 9%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 36%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 19%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 71%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 74%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 19%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 71%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 12%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 13%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 81%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 73%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 74%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 84%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 85%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 86%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 93%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 88%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 83%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 38%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 41%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 34%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 68%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 16%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 74%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 97%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 80%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 65%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 59%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 26%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 34%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 13%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 29%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 68%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 26%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 29%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 97%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 72%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 68%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 80%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 94%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 70%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 88%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 43%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 75%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 93%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 94%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 12%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 6%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 15%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 13%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 35%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 26%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 20%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 6%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 46%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 28%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 19%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 28%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 77%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 57%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 74%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 24%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 62%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 29%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 25%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 79%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 46%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 87%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 33%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 26%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 63%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 90%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 94%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 34%
NA President Barack Obama II D 12%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 26%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 8%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 61%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 23%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 49%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 13%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 97%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 66%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 44%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 97%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 83%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 59%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 51%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 47%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 46%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 83%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 13%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 16%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 53%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 6%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 23%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 79%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 6%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 14%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 9%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 52%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 29%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 28%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 35%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 25%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 12%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 20%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 13%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 9%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 23%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 28%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 16%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 79%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 94%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 21%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 55%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 82%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 31%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 47%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 94%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 83%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 79%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 83%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 16%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 21%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 29%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 49%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 47%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 94%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 21%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 29%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 88%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 83%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 6%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 21%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 42%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 59%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 94%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 32%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 32%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 66%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 61%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 64%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 38%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 94%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 67%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 72%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 73%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 82%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 83%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 94%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 73%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 92%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 34%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 94%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 79%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 74%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 97%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 42%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 36%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 97%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 88%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 79%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 93%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 47%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 37%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 16%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 88%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 97%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 18%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 78%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 97%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 46%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 21%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 70%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 74%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 29%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 53%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 10%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 31%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 34%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 76%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 79%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 54%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 31%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 16%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 6%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 73%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 32%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 6%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 58%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 53%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 22%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 66%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 35%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 94%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 97%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 18%
Rob Andrews 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
J. Gresham Barrett 97%
Roscoe Bartlett 55%
Charlie Bass 56%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 33%
Melissa Bean 40%
Bob Beauprez 77%
Bob Bennett 78%
Shelley Berkley 26%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 43%
Judy Biggert 57%
Michael Bilirakis 59%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
Sherwood Boehlert 48%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
Mary Bono Mack 68%
Dan Boren 49%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 37%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 90%
Conrad Burns 69%
Dan Burton 87%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 39%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 88%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 16%
Julia Carson 21%
Edward Case 39%
Mike Castle 49%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Chris Chocola 83%
Hillary Clinton 15%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 37%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 76%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 77%
Artur Davis 38%
Geoff Davis 68%
James Davis 24%
Jo Ann Davis 66%
Lincoln Davis 47%
Thomas Davis III 53%
Bill Delahunt 9%
Thomas DeLay 77%
James DeMint 76%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Norm Dicks 24%
Chris Dodd 17%
Elizabeth Dole 69%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
John Doolittle 59%
Byron Dorgan 29%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 79%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 54%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Philip English 62%
John Ensign 71%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Lane Evans 16%
Terry Everett 87%
Tom Feeney 70%
Russ Feingold 23%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 18%
Mark Foley 56%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 86%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Jim Gibbons 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 39%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 55%
Bart Gordon 45%
Mark Green 52%
Judd Gregg 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
Jane Harman 36%
Katherine Harris 65%
Melissa Hart 83%
Robert Hayes 68%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 67%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 41%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
David Lee Hobson 72%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 43%
Darlene Hooley 32%
John Nathan Hostettler 65%
Kenny Hulshof 64%
Duncan Hunter 88%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Henry Hyde 65%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 60%
Daniel Inouye 35%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 70%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 19%
William Lewis Jenkins 71%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Tim Johnson 48%
Paul Kanjorski 34%
Ric Keller 77%
Sue Kelly 52%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 65%
Patrick Kennedy 6%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 22%
Joseph Knollenberg 65%
Herb Kohl 27%
James Kolbe 73%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
John Kuhl, Jr. 60%
Jon Kyl 80%
Ray LaHood 54%
Tom Lantos 12%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 45%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Ron Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
John Linder 94%
Trent Lott, Sr. 88%
Dick Lugar 54%
Dan Lungren 88%
Connie Mack IV 77%
Don Manzullo 62%
Jim Marshall 44%
Melquiades Martinez 61%
Thaddeus McCotter 57%
James McCrery III 82%
John McHugh 55%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 21%
Martin Meehan 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 28%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 45%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Brad Miller 6%
Alan Mollohan 42%
Dennis Moore 37%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 94%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 49%
Robert William Ney 60%
Anne Northup 74%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 97%
James Nussle 71%
Jim Oberstar 20%
Dave Obey 15%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
Thomas William Osborne 83%
Major Owens 9%
Michael Oxley 77%
Ron Paul 46%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 68%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 65%
Todd Platts 51%
Richard Pombo 82%
Earl Pomeroy 39%
Jon Porter, Sr. 71%
Deborah Pryce 83%
George Radanovich 87%
James Ramstad 48%
Ralph Regula 68%
Denny Rehberg 83%
Richard Renzi 57%
Silvestre Reyes 41%
Thomas Reynolds 63%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 26%
Jim Ryun 88%
Martin Olav Sabo 16%
Ken Salazar 38%
Rick Santorum 65%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 50%
John Schwarz 54%
John Shadegg 77%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 60%
Christopher Shays 47%
Donald Sherwood 68%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 48%
Ike Skelton 42%
Gordon Smith 51%
Olympia Snowe 44%
Vic Snyder 33%
Mike Sodrel 88%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 94%
Arlen Specter 48%
John Spratt, Jr. 26%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 56%
Ted Stevens 72%
Ted Strickland 33%
Bart Stupak 32%
John Sullivan 94%
John Sununu 55%
John Sweeney 55%
James Talent 57%
Tom Tancredo 56%
John Tanner 44%
Ellen Tauscher 32%
Charles Taylor 88%
Gene Taylor 44%
Craig Thomas 94%
William Thomas 66%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Ed Towns 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
George Voinovich 53%
James Walsh 57%
Zach Wamp 64%
John Warner 56%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 9%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 64%
W. Curtis Weldon 51%
Gerald Weller 73%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 51%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
David Wu 31%
Albert Wynn 39%
Bill Young 58%

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