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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
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 64%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 37%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 69%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 94%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 47%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 27%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 28%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 37%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 35%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 46%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 87%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 30%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 39%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 42%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 49%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 73%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 34%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 48%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 28%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 19%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 32%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 68%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 81%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 63%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 82%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 51%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 72%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 68%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 53%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 42%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 76%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 74%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 81%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 48%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 93%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 85%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 71%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 14%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 34%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 61%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 44%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 41%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 54%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 76%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 34%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 89%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 89%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 44%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 12%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 97%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 39%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 66%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 55%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 95%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 79%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 94%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 15%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 59%

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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