Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 41%
Gary Ackerman 23%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 71%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 88%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 68%
Rodney Alexander 72%
Wayne Allard 95%
Thomas Allen 18%
Jason Altmire 43%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 93%
Spencer Bachus 77%
Brian Baird 23%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
John Barrow 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 69%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 93%
Max Baucus 44%
Evan Bayh 42%
Melissa Bean 49%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Bob Bennett 82%
Shelley Berkley 37%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 46%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 84%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 65%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 92%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 34%
Tim Bishop 18%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 94%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 28%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 97%
Kit Bond 68%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 78%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 73%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Rick Boucher 45%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 78%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Nancy Boyda 47%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 92%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
Bruce Braley 18%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 36%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 28%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 97%
Ginny Brown-Waite 66%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 60%
Jim Bunning 94%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 82%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 97%
Dan Burton 87%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 37%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 47%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 79%
Dave Camp 78%
John Campbell III 84%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 35%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 57%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 24%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 13%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 34%
Christopher Carney 47%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 41%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 87%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 6%
Mike Castle 53%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 31%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 73%
Saxby Chambliss 85%
Ben Chandler III 40%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 33%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
Hillary Clinton 12%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
Howard Coble 79%
Thomas Coburn 86%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 78%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 38%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 81%
Norm Coleman 56%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 51%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 97%
Kent Conrad 44%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 51%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 66%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 90%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 41%
Jerry Costello 41%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 28%
Larry Craig 76%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 87%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 73%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
Barbara Cubin 91%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 53%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 97%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 24%
Artur Davis 24%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 27%
David Davis 88%
Geoff Davis 77%
Lincoln Davis 47%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 31%
Thomas Davis III 66%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 38%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 23%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
James DeMint 89%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 56%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 66%
Norm Dicks 18%
John Dingell 24%
Chris Dodd 37%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 34%
Elizabeth Dole 77%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 64%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 51%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 38%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 28%
Thelma Drake 82%
David Dreier 82%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 86%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 13%
Chet Edwards 51%
Vern Ehlers 60%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
Brad Ellsworth 48%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 59%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 58%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 91%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 28%
Bob Etheridge 43%
Terry Everett 75%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 85%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
Tom Feeney 90%
Russ Feingold 13%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 21%
Michael Ferguson 52%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 95%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 72%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 64%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 97%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
Elton Gallegly 76%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 90%
Jim Gerlach 55%
Gabrielle Giffords 37%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 34%
Phil Gingrey 97%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 85%
Charlie Gonzalez 46%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 71%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 74%
Bart Gordon 45%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 80%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 87%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 57%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 68%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 28%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
Judd Gregg 72%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
Charles Hagel 80%
John Hall 34%
Ralph Hall 74%
Phil Hare 28%
Tom Harkin 13%
Jane Harman 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
Doc Hastings 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 64%
Robert Hayes 61%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 72%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 43%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 27%
Baron Hill 48%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 41%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
David Lee Hobson 63%
Paul Hodes 18%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Thomas Holden 44%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 34%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
Duncan Hunter 74%
Kay Hutchison 70%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 70%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 93%
Daniel Inouye 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 36%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 91%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 36%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 28%
William Jefferson 39%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 40%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 91%
Tim Johnson 55%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 59%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 94%
Steve Kagen 18%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 42%
Ric Keller 69%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 30%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 23%
Dale Kildee 24%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 27%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 40%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 58%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 92%
Jack Kingston 90%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 54%
Ron Klein 38%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 90%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 67%
Herb Kohl 23%
Dennis Kucinich 52%
John Kuhl, Jr. 62%
Jon Kyl 97%
Ray LaHood 57%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 97%
Nicholas Lampson 54%
Mary Landrieu 49%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 38%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
Tom Latham 68%
Steve LaTourette 57%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 6%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
Carl Levin 13%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 33%
Jerry Lewis 81%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 79%
Joe Lieberman 23%
Blanche Lincoln 30%
John Linder 97%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 40%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 48%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 31%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 80%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 83%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
Connie Mack IV 83%
Tim Mahoney 50%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 23%
Don Manzullo 80%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 87%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 28%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 70%
Jim Matheson 54%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 18%
Carolyn McCarthy 31%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 88%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 47%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 72%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 95%
Thaddeus McCotter 67%
James McCrery III 84%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 27%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 87%
John McHugh 56%
Mike McIntyre 48%
Buck McKeon 93%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 69%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 18%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 53%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 93%
Mike Michaud 23%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 6%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60%
Gary Miller 82%
George Miller 18%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 75%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 46%
Alan Mollohan 48%
Dennis Moore 18%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 31%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 67%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 59%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 34%
Patrick Murphy 43%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 59%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 30%
Jack Murtha 44%
Marilyn Musgrave 96%
Sue Myrick 86%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 18%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
Ben Nelson 52%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 13%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 97%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 85%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
Jim Oberstar 45%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 44%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
Ed Pastor 38%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 88%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 97%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 22%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 47%
John Peterson 77%
Tom Petri 63%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 90%
Todd Platts 57%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 74%
Earl Pomeroy 28%
Jon Porter, Sr. 60%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 93%
Deborah Pryce 64%
Mark Pryor 35%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 81%
George Radanovich 97%
Nick Rahall II 41%
James Ramstad 55%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
Ralph Regula 60%
Denny Rehberg 73%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 54%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 23%
Richard Renzi 62%
Silvestre Reyes 44%
Thomas Reynolds 68%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 74%
Jay Rockefeller IV 34%
Ciro Rodriguez 46%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 69%
Mike Rogers 70%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 62%
Mike Ross 46%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 90%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 34%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 24%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 83%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 24%
John Salazar 39%
Ken Salazar 42%
William Sali 97%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 23%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 6%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 24%
Jim Saxton 57%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 23%
Jean Schmidt 71%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 10%
Allyson Schwartz 31%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 28%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 88%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 24%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 72%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 87%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 34%
John Shadegg 97%
Christopher Shays 52%
Carol Shea-Porter 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 70%
Heath Shuler 45%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 81%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 64%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
Ike Skelton 40%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 34%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 85%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 51%
Gordon Smith 55%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 78%
Olympia Snowe 52%
Vic Snyder 28%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 77%
Zack Space 46%
Arlen Specter 54%
John Spratt, Jr. 22%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 23%
Pete Stark 31%
Cliff Stearns 73%
Ted Stevens 61%
Bart Stupak 46%
John Sullivan 85%
John Sununu 66%
Betty Sutton 36%
Tom Tancredo 97%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 28%
Gene Taylor 53%
Lee Terry 71%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 38%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 33%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 93%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 63%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 68%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 61%
Mark Udall 38%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 59%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 27%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 79%
George Voinovich 58%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 79%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 65%
James Walsh 56%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 28%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 62%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 27%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 18%
Jim Webb, Jr. 44%
Anthony Weiner 18%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 23%
David Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 64%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 97%
Robert Wexler 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 67%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 84%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 43%
Heather Wilson 63%
Frank Wolf 58%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 40%
Albert Wynn 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 42%
Bill Young 62%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 67%

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