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Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 81%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 70%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 81%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 42%
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 72%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 48%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 64%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 74%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 51%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 17%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 81%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 61%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 28%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 72%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 72%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 72%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 28%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 34%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 74%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 35%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 63%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 81%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 36%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 44%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 23%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 23%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 30%
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 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 28%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 79%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 21%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 52%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 72%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 28%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 32%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 81%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 56%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 32%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 42%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 59%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 23%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 81%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 21%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 34%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 37%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 67%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 67%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 17%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 28%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 69%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 72%
Thomas Allen 23%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 88%
Richard Armey 88%
John Ashcroft 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
Cass Ballenger 78%
James Barcia 34%
Bob Barr, Jr. 64%
Bill Barrett 61%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
Charlie Bass 58%
Herbert Bateman 61%
Max Baucus 28%
Bob Bennett 57%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 41%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Michael Bilirakis 74%
Jeff Bingaman 28%
Rod Blagojevich 28%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 72%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 34%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 46%
John Breaux 42%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
Richard Bryan 0%

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