Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

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

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