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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
J. Gresham Barrett 98%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 98%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 98%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
William Sali 98%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 98%
Todd Akin 97%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 97%
Chris Cannon 97%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 97%
John Shadegg 97%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 96%
John Ensign 96%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
Jon Kyl 96%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
James DeMint 95%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 94%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 94%
Barbara Cubin 94%
John Doolittle 94%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 94%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 93%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 93%
Wayne Allard 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
Tom Tancredo 92%
Eric Cantor 91%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 91%
Ron Paul 91%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
Terry Everett 90%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 90%
Jim Bunning 89%
Dan Burton 89%
Geoff Davis 89%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 89%
Tom Feeney 88%
John Linder 88%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
Judd Gregg 87%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 86%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 86%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 86%
Dan Lungren 86%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 86%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 85%
Connie Mack IV 85%
Sue Myrick 85%
George Radanovich 85%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 84%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 84%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 84%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 83%
Don Manzullo 83%
Cliff Stearns 83%
David Davis 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 82%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 82%
Rodney Alexander 81%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 81%
David Dreier 81%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 81%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 81%
James McCrery III 81%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 81%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 79%
Marilyn Musgrave 79%
Thomas Reynolds 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
John Sullivan 78%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 78%
Pete Hoekstra 77%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 77%
Ron Lewis 77%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 77%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 77%
Larry Craig 76%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 76%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
David Weldon 76%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
Kit Bond 74%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 74%
Thelma Drake 74%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 74%
Zach Wamp 74%
Steve Buyer 73%
Elton Gallegly 73%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 73%
Duncan Hunter 73%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 72%
Kay Hutchison 72%
John Peterson 72%
Jean Schmidt 72%
Todd Tiahrt 72%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 72%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 71%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 71%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 71%
Denny Rehberg 71%
John Sununu 71%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 71%
Kenny Hulshof 70%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 70%
Dick Lugar 70%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
Heather Wilson 70%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 69%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 69%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 68%
Judy Biggert 68%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 68%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 68%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 68%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 68%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 67%
David Lee Hobson 67%
John Kuhl, Jr. 67%
Bob Bennett 66%
Michael Ferguson 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 66%
Bill Young 66%
Brian Bilbray 65%
Mary Bono Mack 65%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
Ric Keller 65%
Mark Souder 65%
Thomas Davis III 64%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 64%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Melquiades Martinez 63%
Richard Renzi 63%
Gerald Weller 63%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 63%
Jo Ann Emerson 62%
Thaddeus McCotter 62%

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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