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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 34%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 97%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 61%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 80%
Thomas Allen 18%
Rob Andrews 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 83%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
J. Gresham Barrett 97%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 55%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
Charlie Bass 56%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 33%
Melissa Bean 40%
Bob Beauprez 77%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
Bob Bennett 78%
Shelley Berkley 26%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 26%
Judy Biggert 57%
Michael Bilirakis 59%
Jeff Bingaman 34%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 94%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 16%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
Sherwood Boehlert 48%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
Kit Bond 90%
Henry Bonilla 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
Mary Bono Mack 68%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
Dan Boren 49%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 37%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 93%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 19%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 16%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
Conrad Burns 69%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 61%
Dan Burton 87%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 23%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 39%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 79%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 77%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 31%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 16%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
Julia Carson 21%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
Edward Case 39%
Mike Castle 49%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 79%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 42%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 84%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Chris Chocola 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 26%
Hillary Clinton 15%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 32%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 66%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 79%
Norm Coleman 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 79%
Kent Conrad 37%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 38%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 41%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 76%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
Barbara Cubin 77%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 73%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
Artur Davis 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 29%
Geoff Davis 68%
James Davis 24%
Jo Ann Davis 66%
Lincoln Davis 47%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 16%
Thomas Davis III 53%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 12%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
Thomas DeLay 77%
James DeMint 76%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 47%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 81%
Norm Dicks 24%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 29%
Chris Dodd 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
Elizabeth Dole 69%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 59%
John Doolittle 59%
Byron Dorgan 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 29%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 79%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 64%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 54%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 26%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
Philip English 62%
John Ensign 71%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 18%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Lane Evans 16%
Terry Everett 87%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
Tom Feeney 70%
Russ Feingold 23%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 24%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 18%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 47%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 53%
Mark Foley 56%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 70%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 97%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 97%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
William Frist 86%
Elton Gallegly 68%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 49%
Jim Gibbons 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 70%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 72%
Charlie Gonzalez 39%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 55%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 74%
Bart Gordon 45%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 68%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 34%
Mark Green 52%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 37%
Judd Gregg 58%

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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