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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Paul Coverdell 94%
William Phillip Gramm 94%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 94%
Trent Lott, Sr. 94%
Connie Mack 94%
Don Nickles 94%
Larry Craig 91%
Dirk Kempthorne 91%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 89%
Craig Thomas 89%
Hank Brown 88%
Robert Dole 87%
John Ashcroft 86%
Jesse Helms 86%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Jon Kyl 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 84%
Richard Armey 82%
Cass Ballenger 82%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Charlie Bass 82%
Bob Bennett 82%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 82%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
Ed Bryant 82%
Jim Bunning 82%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 82%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 82%
Jon Lynn Christensen 82%
Michael Collins 82%
Larry Combest 82%
Christopher Cox 82%
Philip Crane 82%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 82%
Barbara Cubin 82%
Randall Cunningham 82%
Thomas DeLay 82%
Jay Dickey 82%
John Doolittle 82%
David Dreier 82%
Jennifer Dunn 82%
Terry Everett 82%
Thomas Ewing 82%
Elton Gallegly 82%
George Gekas 82%
William Goodling 82%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82%
Gilbert Gutknecht 82%
James Hansen 82%
J. Dennis Hastert 82%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 82%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 82%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 82%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 82%
Jay Kim 82%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 82%
James Kolbe 82%
Ron Lewis 82%
John Linder 82%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 82%
Don Manzullo 82%
Scott McInnis 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 82%
Sue Myrick 82%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 82%
James Nussle 82%
Mike Parker 82%
William Paxon 82%
Richard Pombo 82%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 82%
Daniel Schaefer 82%
John Shadegg 82%
E.G. Shuster 82%
Nick Smith 82%
Floyd Spence 82%
Cliff Stearns 82%
Bob Stump 82%
Charles Taylor 82%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 82%
Todd Tiahrt 82%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 82%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 82%
Herbert Callahan 80%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Rick White 80%
Rodney Grams 79%
Frank Murkowski 79%
Bob Smith 79%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
Bill Archer 76%
Michael Bilirakis 76%
Sonny Bono 76%
Conrad Burns 76%
Dan Burton 76%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 76%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 76%
Joel Hefley 76%
Van Hilleary 76%
Duncan Hunter 76%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 76%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 76%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 76%
Dick Lugar 76%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 76%
David Weldon 76%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
William Baker 74%
Dick Chrysler 74%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 74%
Wes Cooley 74%
Robert Dornan 74%
Bill Emerson 74%
Jack Fields, Jr. 74%
Gary Franks 74%
Enid Greene 74%
Melton Hancock 74%
Carlos Moorhead 74%
Toby Roth 74%
Andrea Seastrand 74%
Barbara Vucanovich 74%
Robert Walker 74%
Bill Zeliff 74%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 73%
Dan Miller 73%
Susan Molinari 73%
Michael Oxley 73%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 73%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 73%
James Talent 73%
Bill Young 73%
Bob Barr, Jr. 71%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
Harris Fawell 71%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 71%
Bill McCollum 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 70%
David McIntosh 70%
George Radanovich 70%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 69%
Fred Thompson 69%
Strom Thurmond 69%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 68%
Henry Bonilla 68%
Steve Buyer 68%
William Frist 68%
John Ganske 68%
Joseph Knollenberg 68%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 68%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 68%
Mark Souder 68%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 67%
David Funderburk 67%
Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman 67%
James McCrery III 67%
Ronald Packard 67%
Ted Stevens 67%
William Clinger 64%
Frank Arnold Cremeans 64%
John Ensign 64%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 64%
David Lee Hobson 64%
John Nathan Hostettler 64%
Henry Hyde 64%
Ray LaHood 64%
Frank Riggs 64%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 64%
Randy Tate 64%
William Tauzin 64%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 64%
Gerald Weller 64%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 64%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 63%
Tillie Fowler 63%
Judd Gregg 63%
Stephen Largent 63%
Larry Pressler 63%
Joe Scarborough 63%
Herbert Bateman 61%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 61%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 61%
Paul Gillmor 61%
Jerry Lewis 61%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 61%
Deborah Pryce 61%
Jim Saxton 61%
Joseph Skeen 61%
William Thomas 61%
Slade Gorton 60%

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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