Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 64%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 43%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 63%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 79%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 87%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 77%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 81%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 71%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 54%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 77%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 87%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 97%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 56%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 23%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 37%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 97%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 27%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 21%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 92%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 36%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 49%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 23%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 16%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 25%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 97%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 86%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 15%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 88%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 13%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 75%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 20%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 17%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 94%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 87%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 23%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 90%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 80%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 83%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 92%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 12%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 51%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 49%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 16%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 43%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 97%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 80%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 48%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 40%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 37%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 45%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 31%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 42%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 87%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 67%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 24%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 76%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 66%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 39%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 65%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 64%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 77%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 18%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 17%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 64%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 65%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 67%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 87%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 87%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 89%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 97%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 32%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 91%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 90%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 94%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 44%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 30%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 65%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 26%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 10%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 70%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 81%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 87%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 87%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 72%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 22%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 60%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 35%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 42%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 29%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 80%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 23%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 44%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 76%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 70%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 51%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 41%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 14%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 81%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 86%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 77%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 76%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 68%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 83%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 22%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 79%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 39%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 73%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 74%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 71%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 83%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 68%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 16%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 25%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 40%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 34%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 12%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 20%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 13%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 59%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 40%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 76%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 72%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 70%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 10%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 69%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 10%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 28%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 49%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 36%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 17%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 35%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 79%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 69%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 27%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 53%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 85%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 33%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 89%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 22%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 70%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 84%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 92%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 69%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 45%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 12%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 60%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 12%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 92%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 93%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 56%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 96%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 71%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 63%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 68%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 81%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 36%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 13%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 15%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 62%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 62%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 90%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 64%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 17%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 30%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 69%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 41%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 20%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 74%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 49%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 12%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 12%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 20%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 67%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 20%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 17%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 28%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 18%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 31%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 10%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 55%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 42%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 97%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 95%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 96%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 32%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 66%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 18%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 67%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 39%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 74%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 86%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 84%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 75%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 68%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 29%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 45%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 43%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 17%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 16%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 73%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 61%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 77%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 32%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 88%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 61%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 12%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 12%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 78%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 81%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 15%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 87%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 66%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 87%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 77%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 73%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 57%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 88%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 29%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 87%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 78%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 94%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 97%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 75%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 97%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 85%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 95%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 92%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 30%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 74%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 94%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 73%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 38%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 37%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 97%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 83%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 96%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 93%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 80%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 44%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 23%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 90%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 91%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 46%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 87%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 82%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 79%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 55%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 46%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 66%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 72%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 87%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 91%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 37%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 63%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 47%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 35%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 40%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 10%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 86%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 83%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 27%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 61%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 48%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 35%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 80%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 40%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 35%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 97%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 69%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 38%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 62%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 32%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 87%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 81%
Gary Ackerman 25%
John Adler 54%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 22%
Todd Akin 97%
Rodney Alexander 87%
Jason Altmire 51%
Rob Andrews 28%
Michael Arcuri 48%
Steve Austria 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 24%
Brian Baird 47%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Max Baucus 44%
Melissa Bean 44%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 56%
Judy Biggert 63%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Jeff Bingaman 27%
John Boccieri 44%
Kit Bond 63%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 80%
Mary Bono Mack 69%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Bobby Bright 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 85%
Scott Brown 62%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
Jim Bunning 82%
Dan Burton 97%
Steve Buyer 74%
Joseph Cao 58%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Russ Carnahan 30%
Christopher Carney 51%
Mike Castle 59%
Ben Chandler III 49%
Travis Childers 58%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 36%
Mark Critz 47%
Kathy Dahlkemper 46%
Artur Davis 53%
Geoff Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 52%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 87%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Norm Dicks 13%
Charles Djou 62%
Chris Dodd 34%
Byron Dorgan 27%
David Dreier 72%
Steve Driehaus 43%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Brad Ellsworth 48%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
John Ensign 76%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Russ Feingold 57%
Bob Filner 28%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 87%
Gabrielle Giffords 54%
Charlie Gonzalez 34%
Bart Gordon 37%
Judd Gregg 68%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 78%
John Hall 20%
Debbie Halvorson 46%
Phil Hare 30%
Jane Harman 34%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 58%
Baron Hill 46%
Maurice Hinchey 15%
Paul Hodes 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Kay Hutchison 80%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 84%
Daniel Inouye 22%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 33%
Paul Kanjorski 32%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 18%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 25%
Mary Jo Kilroy 27%
Larry Kissell 47%
Ron Klein 39%
Herb Kohl 34%
Suzanne Kosmas 43%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 53%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
Jon Kyl 84%
Steve LaTourette 61%
Frank Lautenberg 16%
Chris Lee 65%
George LeMieux 67%
Jerry Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 48%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 86%
Dick Lugar 70%
Dan Lungren 71%
Connie Mack IV 84%
Don Manzullo 71%
Betsy Markey 50%
Jim Marshall 57%
Thaddeus McCotter 66%
Michael McMahon 55%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 51%
Brad Miller 13%
Walt Minnick 59%
Harry Mitchell 58%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 35%
Patrick Murphy 42%
Scott Murphy 52%
Sue Myrick 91%
Ben Nelson 58%
Glenn Nye III 57%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 41%
Ron Paul 78%
Donald Payne 23%
Tom Perriello 51%
Todd Platts 63%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
Denny Rehberg 76%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Laura Richardson 33%
Ciro Rodriguez 43%
Mike Ross 52%
Steve Rothman 20%
Mark Schauer 47%
Jean Schmidt 97%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 22%
John Shadegg 97%
Heath Shuler 53%
Ike Skelton 53%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 27%
Zack Space 53%
Arlen Specter 30%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 30%
Cliff Stearns 84%
Bart Stupak 37%
John Sullivan 92%
Betty Sutton 18%
John Tanner 54%
Gene Taylor 59%
Harry Teague 54%
Todd Tiahrt 88%
Ed Towns 24%
George Voinovich 61%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 22%
Jim Webb, Jr. 52%
Anthony Weiner 27%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 37%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 41%
Bill Young 64%

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