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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
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%
Brian Baird 47%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 47%
Bob Bennett 69%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 48%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
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%
Bobby Bright 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
Ginny Brown-Waite 64%
Jim Bunning 90%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 51%
Eric Cantor 92%
Joseph Cao 61%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 21%
Christopher Carney 53%
Mike Castle 59%
Ben Chandler III 45%
Travis Childers 57%
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%
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 27%
Bart Gordon 45%
Judd Gregg 68%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 57%
John Hall 14%
Debbie Halvorson 48%
Phil Hare 21%
Jane Harman 39%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 55%
Baron Hill 48%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
Paul Hodes 44%
Pete Hoekstra 71%
Thomas Holden 51%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Kay Hutchison 72%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
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%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 38%
Herb Kohl 34%
Suzanne Kosmas 51%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 57%
Dennis Kucinich 48%
Jon Kyl 87%
Steve LaTourette 61%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
Chris Lee 67%
Jerry Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 91%
Dick Lugar 62%
Dan Lungren 80%
Connie Mack IV 86%
Don Manzullo 83%
Betsy Markey 55%
Jim Marshall 57%
Melquiades Martinez 63%
Eric Massa 54%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
John McHugh 58%
Michael McMahon 54%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 36%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 53%
Brad Miller 21%
Walt Minnick 59%
Harry Mitchell 58%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 21%
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%
Ron Paul 85%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 55%
Todd Platts 63%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
George Radanovich 91%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Laura Richardson 32%
Ciro Rodriguez 36%
Mike Ross 51%
Steve Rothman 14%
Mark Schauer 41%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 41%
John Shadegg 96%
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%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
Ed Towns 14%
George Voinovich 61%
Zach Wamp 73%
John Warner 43%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 53%
Anthony Weiner 34%
Robert Wexler 28%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 39%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
David Wu 19%
Bill Young 67%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 48%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 34%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%

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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