Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 98%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 98%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 98%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 98%
Wally Herger, Jr. 98%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 98%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 98%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 97%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 97%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 97%
Jon Kyl 97%
John Linder 97%
George Radanovich 97%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 97%
Chris Cannon 96%
Judd Gregg 96%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 94%
Joseph Knollenberg 94%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 94%
James McCrery III 94%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 94%
Denny Rehberg 94%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 94%
Larry Craig 93%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Terry Everett 93%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 93%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 93%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 93%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 93%
John Peterson 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 92%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 91%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 91%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 91%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 91%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 91%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 91%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 90%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 90%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 89%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 89%
James DeMint 89%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Don Manzullo 89%
Marilyn Musgrave 89%
John Sununu 89%
Jim Bunning 88%
Steve Buyer 88%
Rodney Alexander 86%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 86%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 86%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 86%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 86%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 86%
Jerry Lewis 86%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 86%
Mark Souder 86%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 86%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 86%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 85%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 85%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 85%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 84%
Wayne Allard 82%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 82%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 82%
Todd Akin 81%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 81%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 81%
John Doolittle 81%
David Dreier 81%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 81%
Dan Lungren 81%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 81%
Jean Schmidt 81%
Tom Tancredo 81%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 81%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 81%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 80%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 80%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 80%
Sue Myrick 80%
Dan Burton 79%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 77%
Kit Bond 77%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 77%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Ron Lewis 77%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 77%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 77%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 77%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 77%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 77%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 77%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 77%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 77%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 77%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 76%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 76%
John Sullivan 76%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 75%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 74%
J. Gresham Barrett 74%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 74%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 74%
Paul Gillmor 74%
David Weldon 74%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 73%
John Shadegg 73%
Melquiades Martinez 72%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 72%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 72%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 71%
Thelma Drake 71%
Tom Feeney 71%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 71%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 71%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 71%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 71%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 71%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 71%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 70%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 70%
Bob Bennett 69%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 69%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 69%
Geoff Davis 68%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 68%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Kenny Hulshof 68%
Trent Lott, Sr. 68%
Thomas Reynolds 68%
Zach Wamp 68%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 67%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 67%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 67%
Robert Hayes 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 67%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 67%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 65%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 65%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 65%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 65%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 65%
Ric Keller 65%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 65%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 65%
Gerald Weller 65%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 64%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 64%
Judy Biggert 63%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 63%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 63%
Richard Renzi 63%
Cliff Stearns 63%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 62%
Deborah Pryce 62%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 61%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 61%
Ray LaHood 61%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 61%
Bill Young 61%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
Connie Mack IV 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 60%
Philip English 59%
John Ensign 59%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 59%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 58%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 58%
Ralph Regula 58%
Ted Stevens 58%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 57%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 57%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 57%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 57%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 56%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 56%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Steve LaTourette 56%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 56%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 55%
Thomas Davis III 55%
John Kuhl, Jr. 55%
Dick Lugar 55%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 55%
Jo Ann Davis 54%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 54%
James Walsh 54%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
Vern Ehlers 53%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 53%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 53%
Gordon Smith 53%
John Warner 53%
Dan Boren 52%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
John McHugh 52%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 52%
Ron Paul 51%
George Voinovich 51%
Mike Castle 50%
Norm Coleman 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Michael Ferguson 49%
Jim Saxton 49%
Arlen Specter 49%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 48%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 48%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 48%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 48%
James Ramstad 48%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 48%
Robert Cramer 47%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 47%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 46%
Lincoln Davis 46%
Jim Marshall 46%
Ben Nelson 46%
Chet Edwards 45%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 45%
Christopher Shays 45%
Olympia Snowe 45%
John Tanner 45%
Melissa Bean 44%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 44%
Gene Taylor 44%
Marion Berry 43%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 43%
William Jefferson 43%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 43%
Mike Ross 43%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
Leonard Boswell 42%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 42%
Jack Murtha 42%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 42%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 42%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 41%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
Kent Conrad 40%
Bart Gordon 40%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Thomas Holden 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 40%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Max Baucus 39%
Rick Boucher 39%
Artur Davis 39%
Alan Mollohan 39%
Ike Skelton 39%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 39%
Jerry Costello 38%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 38%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 38%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
Paul Kanjorski 37%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 37%
Bob Etheridge 36%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 36%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 36%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 36%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 36%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 35%
Hillary Clinton 35%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 35%
Dennis Moore 35%
Albert Wynn 35%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 34%
Ben Chandler III 34%
Daniel Inouye 34%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 34%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 34%
Earl Pomeroy 34%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 33%
Robert Byrd 33%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 33%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 33%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
Ed Towns 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 32%
Norm Dicks 32%
Darlene Hooley 32%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 31%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 31%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 31%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 31%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 31%
Brian Baird 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 30%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 30%
David Wu 30%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 29%
Byron Dorgan 29%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 29%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 29%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 28%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 28%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 28%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 28%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 28%
John Spratt, Jr. 28%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 27%
Bob Filner 27%
Jim Oberstar 27%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 27%
Ken Salazar 27%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 27%
Gary Ackerman 26%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 26%
Joe Lieberman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 23%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 23%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 23%
Bill Delahunt 23%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 23%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 23%
Dennis Kucinich 23%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 23%
Brad Miller 23%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 23%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 23%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 23%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 23%
Bart Stupak 23%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 23%
Mel Watt 23%
Shelley Berkley 22%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 22%
Russ Feingold 22%
Herb Kohl 22%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 22%
Vic Snyder 22%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 21%
Steve Rothman 21%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 21%
Pete Stark 21%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 18%
Russ Carnahan 18%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 18%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 18%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 18%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 18%
Martin Meehan 18%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 18%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 18%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 18%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 18%
Ellen Tauscher 18%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 18%
Rob Andrews 17%
Jane Harman 17%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 16%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 16%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 16%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 16%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 16%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 16%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 15%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 15%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 14%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 14%
Evan Bayh 13%
Chris Dodd 13%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 13%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 13%
Thomas Allen 11%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 11%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 11%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 11%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 11%
Dale Kildee 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 11%
Dave Obey 11%
Donald Payne 11%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 11%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 11%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 11%
Anthony Weiner 11%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 9%
Barney Frank 9%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 9%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 9%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 9%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 9%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 6%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 6%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 6%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 6%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 6%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 6%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 6%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 6%
John Olver 6%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 6%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 6%
Robert Wexler 6%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Howard Berman 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
Julia Carson 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Diane Watson 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%

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