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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
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 39%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 84%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 19%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 31%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 74%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 32%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 4%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 82%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 30%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 28%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 76%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 94%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 61%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 26%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 11%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 19%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 68%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 45%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 35%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 64%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 28%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 31%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 38%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 68%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 64%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 42%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 58%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 82%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 58%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 58%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 22%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 76%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 11%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 76%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 58%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 19%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 11%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 60%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 18%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Gary Ackerman 28%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 76%
Richard Armey 82%
John Ashcroft 86%
Henry Scott Baesler 39%
Richard Hugh Baker 70%
William Baker 74%
Cass Ballenger 82%
James Barcia 41%
Bob Barr, Jr. 71%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Charlie Bass 82%
Herbert Bateman 61%
Max Baucus 46%
Anthony Beilenson 21%
Bob Bennett 82%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 33%
Douglas Bereuter 55%
Howard Berman 0%
Tom Bevill 40%
Brian Bilbray 53%
Michael Bilirakis 76%
Jeff Bingaman 5%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 82%
Peter Blute 49%
Sherwood Boehlert 43%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 68%
David Edward Bonior 11%
Sonny Bono 76%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Rick Boucher 35%
Bill Bradley 6%
John Breaux 45%
Bill Brewster 46%
Glen Browder 40%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Hank Brown 88%
Richard Bryan 34%
Ed Bryant 82%
John Bryant 26%
Dale Bumpers 11%
Jim Bunn 51%
Jim Bunning 82%
Conrad Burns 76%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 68%
Robert Byrd 19%
Herbert Callahan 80%
Ben Campbell 53%
Thomas Campbell 58%
Mike Castle 49%
John Chafee 47%
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%
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%

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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