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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 81%
Rodney Alexander 86%
Wayne Allard 82%
Thomas Allen 11%
Rob Andrews 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 32%
Brian Baird 30%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
J. Gresham Barrett 74%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
Max Baucus 39%
Evan Bayh 13%
Melissa Bean 44%
Bob Bennett 69%
Shelley Berkley 22%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 43%
Judy Biggert 63%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 71%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 39%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Jim Bunning 88%
Dan Burton 79%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 33%
Chris Cannon 96%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Russ Carnahan 18%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 34%
Hillary Clinton 35%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 47%
Barbara Cubin 93%
Artur Davis 39%
Geoff Davis 68%
Jo Ann Davis 54%
Lincoln Davis 46%
Thomas Davis III 55%
Bill Delahunt 23%
James DeMint 89%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 85%
Norm Dicks 32%
Chris Dodd 13%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
John Doolittle 81%
Byron Dorgan 29%
Thelma Drake 71%
David Dreier 81%
Chet Edwards 45%
Vern Ehlers 53%
Jo Ann Emerson 56%
Philip English 59%
John Ensign 59%
Bob Etheridge 36%
Terry Everett 93%
Tom Feeney 71%
Russ Feingold 22%
Michael Ferguson 49%
Bob Filner 27%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 56%
Barney Frank 9%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 74%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 61%
Bart Gordon 40%
Judd Gregg 96%
Jane Harman 17%
Robert Hayes 67%
Wally Herger, Jr. 98%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 40%
Darlene Hooley 32%
Kenny Hulshof 68%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 65%
Daniel Inouye 34%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 16%
William Jefferson 43%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 37%
Ric Keller 65%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 11%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 94%
Herb Kohl 22%
Dennis Kucinich 23%
John Kuhl, Jr. 55%
Jon Kyl 97%
Ray LaHood 61%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 86%
Ron Lewis 77%
Joe Lieberman 26%
Blanche Lincoln 41%
John Linder 97%
Trent Lott, Sr. 68%
Dick Lugar 55%
Dan Lungren 81%
Connie Mack IV 60%
Don Manzullo 89%
Jim Marshall 46%
Melquiades Martinez 72%
Thaddeus McCotter 60%
James McCrery III 94%
John McHugh 52%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 18%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 31%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 48%
Brad Miller 23%
Alan Mollohan 39%
Dennis Moore 35%
Jack Murtha 42%
Marilyn Musgrave 89%
Sue Myrick 80%
Ben Nelson 46%
Jim Oberstar 27%
Dave Obey 11%
John Olver 6%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
Ron Paul 51%
Donald Payne 11%
John Peterson 93%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 65%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 34%
Jon Porter, Sr. 67%
Deborah Pryce 62%
George Radanovich 97%
James Ramstad 48%
Ralph Regula 58%
Denny Rehberg 94%
Richard Renzi 63%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Thomas Reynolds 68%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 21%
Ken Salazar 27%
Jim Saxton 49%
Jean Schmidt 81%
John Shadegg 73%
Christopher Shays 45%
Ike Skelton 39%
Gordon Smith 53%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 22%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 86%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 28%
Pete Stark 21%
Cliff Stearns 63%
Ted Stevens 58%
Bart Stupak 23%
John Sullivan 76%
John Sununu 89%
Tom Tancredo 81%
John Tanner 45%
Ellen Tauscher 18%
Gene Taylor 44%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
Ed Towns 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
George Voinovich 51%
James Walsh 54%
Zach Wamp 68%
John Warner 53%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 23%
Anthony Weiner 11%
David Weldon 74%
Gerald Weller 65%
Robert Wexler 6%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 9%

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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