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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
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%
Dennis Moore 37%
Jim Moran, Jr. 29%
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%
Ed Pastor 26%
Ron Paul 46%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 68%
Tom Petri 53%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 65%
Todd Platts 51%
Richard Pombo 82%
Earl Pomeroy 39%
Jon Porter, Sr. 71%
Deborah Pryce 83%
Mark Pryor 40%
George Radanovich 87%
Nick Rahall II 35%
James Ramstad 48%
Ralph Regula 68%
Denny Rehberg 83%
Richard Renzi 57%
Silvestre Reyes 41%
Thomas Reynolds 63%
Jay Rockefeller IV 22%
Mike Rogers 74%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 26%
Jim Ryun 88%
Martin Olav Sabo 16%
John Salazar 40%
Ken Salazar 38%
Rick Santorum 65%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 50%
Allyson Schwartz 21%
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%
Lee Terry 59%
Craig Thomas 94%
William Thomas 66%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
John Tierney 6%
Ed Towns 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
Mark Udall 28%
George Voinovich 53%
James Walsh 57%
Zach Wamp 64%
John Warner 56%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 9%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 64%
W. Curtis Weldon 51%
Gerald Weller 73%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 51%
Frank Wolf 53%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
David Wu 31%
Albert Wynn 39%
Bill Young 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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