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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Joseph Knollenberg 61%
Herb Kohl 13%
Dennis Kucinich 35%
John Kuhl, Jr. 67%
Jon Kyl 96%
Ray LaHood 56%
Nicholas Lampson 57%
Mary Landrieu 51%
Tom Latham 71%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
Carl Levin 24%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 77%
Joe Lieberman 30%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 88%
Dick Lugar 70%
Dan Lungren 86%
Connie Mack IV 85%
Tim Mahoney 43%
Don Manzullo 83%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 63%
Jim Matheson 53%
Carolyn McCarthy 35%
Thaddeus McCotter 62%
James McCrery III 81%
John McHugh 56%
Mike McIntyre 41%
Buck McKeon 82%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 53%
Mike Michaud 37%
Gary Miller 75%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 15%
Harry Mitchell 49%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 36%
Jim Moran, Jr. 19%
Patrick Murphy 37%
Jack Murtha 35%
Marilyn Musgrave 79%
Sue Myrick 85%
Ben Nelson 47%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 15%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 48%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 91%
Donald Payne 32%
John Peterson 72%
Tom Petri 64%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 68%
Todd Platts 59%
Earl Pomeroy 41%
Jon Porter, Sr. 55%
Deborah Pryce 62%
Mark Pryor 36%
George Radanovich 85%
Nick Rahall II 43%
James Ramstad 55%
Ralph Regula 62%
Denny Rehberg 71%
Richard Renzi 63%
Silvestre Reyes 39%
Thomas Reynolds 79%
Laura Richardson 33%
Jay Rockefeller IV 23%
Ciro Rodriguez 49%
Mike Rogers 69%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 34%
John Salazar 44%
Ken Salazar 34%
William Sali 98%
Jim Saxton 61%
Jean Schmidt 72%
Allyson Schwartz 25%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 31%
John Shadegg 97%
Christopher Shays 54%
Carol Shea-Porter 25%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 41%
Gordon Smith 54%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Vic Snyder 39%
Mark Souder 65%
Zack Space 38%
Arlen Specter 57%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 31%
Cliff Stearns 83%
Ted Stevens 58%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 78%
John Sununu 71%
Betty Sutton 15%
Tom Tancredo 92%
John Tanner 48%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 77%
Todd Tiahrt 72%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
Mark Udall 44%
George Voinovich 59%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 74%
John Warner 62%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 30%
Anthony Weiner 24%
David Weldon 76%
Gerald Weller 63%
Robert Wexler 33%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 47%
Heather Wilson 70%
Frank Wolf 66%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 32%
Bill Young 66%

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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