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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
Neil Abercrombie 34%
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%
Spencer Bachus 83%
Brian Baird 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
J. Gresham Barrett 97%
John Barrow 38%
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%
Tim Bishop 9%
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%
Dave Camp 77%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 88%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 16%
Julia Carson 21%
Edward Case 39%
Mike Castle 49%
Lincoln Chafee 42%
Saxby Chambliss 84%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Chris Chocola 83%
Hillary Clinton 15%
Howard Coble 66%
Thomas Coburn 94%
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%
John Dingell 29%
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 Gerlach 49%
Jim Gibbons 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 70%
Phil Gingrey 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 39%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 55%
Bart Gordon 45%
Mark Green 52%
Judd Gregg 58%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
Charles Hagel 86%
Ralph Hall 82%
Tom Harkin 16%
Jane Harman 36%
Katherine Harris 65%
Melissa Hart 83%
Doc Hastings 76%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 6%
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%
Timothy Johnson 32%
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%
Jack Kingston 86%
Joseph Knollenberg 65%
Herb Kohl 27%
James Kolbe 73%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
John Kuhl, Jr. 60%
Jon Kyl 80%
Ray LaHood 54%
Mary Landrieu 43%
Tom Lantos 12%
Tom Latham 74%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 45%
Carl Levin 19%
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%
Jim Matheson 46%
Carolyn McCarthy 28%
Thaddeus McCotter 57%
James McCrery III 82%
John McHugh 55%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 79%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 21%
Martin Meehan 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 28%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 45%
Mike Michaud 28%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Gary Miller 73%
George Miller 6%
Brad Miller 6%
Alan Mollohan 42%

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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