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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 11%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Gary Ackerman 28%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 76%
Richard Armey 82%
John Ashcroft 86%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 68%
Henry Scott Baesler 39%
Richard Hugh Baker 70%
William Baker 74%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 18%
Cass Ballenger 82%
James Barcia 41%
Bob Barr, Jr. 71%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 11%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 73%
Charlie Bass 82%
Herbert Bateman 61%
Max Baucus 46%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Anthony Beilenson 21%
Bob Bennett 82%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 33%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 39%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Michael Bilirakis 76%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 82%
Peter Blute 49%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 68%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Sonny Bono 76%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 35%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 19%
Bill Bradley 6%
John Breaux 45%
Bill Brewster 46%
Glen Browder 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
Richard Bryan 34%
Ed Bryant 82%
John Bryant 26%
Dale Bumpers 11%
Jim Bunn 51%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 76%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 19%
Herbert Callahan 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
Ben Campbell 53%
Thomas Campbell 58%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 56%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 32%
Mike Castle 49%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 73%
John Chafee 47%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
Jim Chapman 39%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 82%
Jon Lynn Christensen 82%
Dick Chrysler 74%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 41%
William Clinger 64%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
William Cohen 46%
Ronald Coleman 12%
Barbara-Rose Collins 00%
Cardiss Collins 0%
Michael Collins 82%
Larry Combest 82%
Gary Condit 47%
Kent Conrad 19%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Wes Cooley 74%
Jerry Costello 31%
Paul Coverdell 94%
Christopher Cox 82%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 91%
Robert Cramer 47%
Philip Crane 82%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 64%
Barbara Cubin 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
Randall Cunningham 82%
Alfonse D'Amato 54%
Patsy Ann Danner 39%
Thomas Daschle 27%
Thomas Davis III 52%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 76%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
E. Kika de la Garza 38%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
Thomas DeLay 82%
Ronald Dellums 0%
Peter Deutsch 36%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 58%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Jay Dickey 82%
Norm Dicks 24%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 28%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
Robert Dole 87%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 61%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 82%
Byron Dorgan 34%
Robert Dornan 74%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 38%
David Dreier 82%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 67%
Jennifer Dunn 82%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 54%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 76%
Bill Emerson 74%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 16%
Philip English 52%
John Ensign 64%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30%
Lane Evans 11%
Terry Everett 82%
Thomas Ewing 82%
Jim Exon 44%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Harris Fawell 71%
Victor Fazio 33%
Russ Feingold 19%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
Cleo Fields 23%
Jack Fields, Jr. 74%
Bob Filner 21%
Floyd Flake 18%
Michael Patrick Flanagan 53%
Thomas Foglietta 0%
Mark Foley 58%
Michael Patrick Forbes 55%
Harold Ford, Sr. 23%
Wendell Ford 39%
Tillie Fowler 63%
Jon David Fox 48%
Barney Frank 0%
Gary Franks 74%
Robert Franks 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
Dan Frisa 53%
William Frist 68%
Jonas Frost III 27%
David Funderburk 67%
Elizabeth Furse 36%
Elton Gallegly 82%
John Ganske 68%
Sam Gejdenson 18%
George Gekas 82%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 22%
Pete Geren 51%
Sam Gibbons 28%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 61%
Benjamin Gilman 45%
John Glenn 5%
Henry Gonzalez 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 64%
William Goodling 82%
Bart Gordon 44%
Slade Gorton 60%
Porter Goss 58%
Daniel Graham 39%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
William Phillip Gramm 94%

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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