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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 35%
Gary Ackerman 26%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 81%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 77%
Rodney Alexander 86%
Wayne Allard 82%
Thomas Allen 11%
Rob Andrews 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 32%
Spencer Bachus 80%
Brian Baird 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 18%
J. Gresham Barrett 74%
John Barrow 46%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 74%
Max Baucus 39%
Evan Bayh 13%
Melissa Bean 44%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 69%
Shelley Berkley 22%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 63%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
Tim Bishop 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 27%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 98%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 98%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 71%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 81%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 39%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 23%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 92%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Jim Bunning 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 64%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 76%
Dan Burton 79%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 34%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
Dave Camp 85%
John Campbell III 67%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 81%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 18%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Russ Carnahan 18%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 91%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 65%
Saxby Chambliss 89%
Ben Chandler III 34%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 31%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 26%
Hillary Clinton 35%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
Howard Coble 89%
Thomas Coburn 65%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 86%
Norm Coleman 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 91%
Kent Conrad 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 16%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 31%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 47%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 86%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 31%
Barbara Cubin 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
Artur Davis 39%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
Geoff Davis 68%
Jo Ann Davis 54%
Lincoln Davis 46%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15%
Thomas Davis III 55%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 97%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
Bill Delahunt 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 89%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 56%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 77%
Norm Dicks 32%
John Dingell 11%
Chris Dodd 13%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
John Doolittle 81%
Byron Dorgan 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 29%
Thelma Drake 71%
David Dreier 81%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 73%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 53%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 23%
Jo Ann Emerson 56%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
Philip English 59%
John Ensign 59%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Terry Everett 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
Tom Feeney 71%
Russ Feingold 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
Michael Ferguson 49%
Bob Filner 27%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 58%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 71%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 56%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
Barney Frank 9%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 84%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
Elton Gallegly 89%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 57%
Jim Gerlach 47%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 74%
Phil Gingrey 98%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 61%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 98%
Bart Gordon 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 36%
Judd Gregg 96%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 6%
Charles Hagel 82%
Ralph Hall 68%
Tom Harkin 13%
Jane Harman 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 18%
Doc Hastings 94%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
Robert Hayes 67%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 62%
Wally Herger, Jr. 98%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 18%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 41%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 40%
Rush Holt, Jr. 6%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%

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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