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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 28%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
John Adler 54%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 15%
Todd Akin 93%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 66%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Jason Altmire 52%
Rob Andrews 14%
Michael Arcuri 48%
Steve Austria 71%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
Brian Baird 47%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 81%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 70%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 47%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 37%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 35%
Bob Bennett 69%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 48%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 71%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 34%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 76%
John Boccieri 46%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
Kit Bond 65%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 84%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 84%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 39%
Rick Boucher 47%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 85%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 23%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 32%
Bobby Bright 58%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 12%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 74%
Ginny Brown-Waite 64%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 64%
Jim Bunning 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 77%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 97%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 51%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 68%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 73%
Eric Cantor 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 46%
Joseph Cao 61%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 21%
Christopher Carney 53%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 49%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 82%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 24%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 71%
Mike Castle 59%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 9%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
Ben Chandler III 45%
Travis Childers 57%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 34%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 97%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 14%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 40%
Kent Conrad 39%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 14%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 69%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 45%
Jerry Costello 42%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 87%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
Kathy Dahlkemper 46%
Artur Davis 41%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
Geoff Davis 77%
Lincoln Davis 52%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 40%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
Bill Delahunt 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
James DeMint 95%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 65%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
Norm Dicks 21%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 42%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 53%
Byron Dorgan 45%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 79%
Steve Driehaus 46%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 71%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 51%
Vern Ehlers 62%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
John Ensign 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
Bob Etheridge 38%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 52%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
Bob Filner 21%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 79%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 51%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
Elton Gallegly 83%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 63%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 27%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
Bart Gordon 45%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 12%
Judd Gregg 68%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 27%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 76%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 39%

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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