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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District 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%

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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