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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
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 60%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 6%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 21%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 42%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 59%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 32%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 32%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 66%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 61%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 64%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 94%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 34%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 78%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 97%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 46%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 21%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 53%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 31%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 34%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 76%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 79%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 54%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 31%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 16%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 73%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 32%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 6%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 58%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 53%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 22%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 66%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 35%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 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%
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%

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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