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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 69%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 72%
Thomas Allen 23%
Rob Andrews 36%
Bill Archer 88%
Richard Armey 88%
John Ashcroft 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 81%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 28%
Cass Ballenger 78%
James Barcia 34%
Bob Barr, Jr. 64%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Bill Barrett 61%
Roscoe Bartlett 85%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
Charlie Bass 58%
Herbert Bateman 61%
Max Baucus 28%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 57%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 56%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 41%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 35%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Michael Bilirakis 74%
Jeff Bingaman 28%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
Rod Blagojevich 28%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 67%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Kit Bond 56%
Henry Bonilla 72%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
Robert Borski, Jr. 23%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 34%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 46%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
John Breaux 42%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
George Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 88%
Conrad Burns 72%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 81%
Dan Burton 77%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 31%
Herbert Callahan 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 81%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 74%
Ben Campbell 57%
Thomas Campbell 49%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 64%
Chris Cannon 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 39%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 51%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 81%
John Chafee 48%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 74%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 51%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 30%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 39%
Robert Clement 41%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
Michael Collins 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 88%
Gary Condit 47%
Kent Conrad 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Merrill Cook 85%
John Cooksey 88%
Jerry Costello 22%
Paul Coverdell 72%
Christopher Cox 88%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 72%
Robert Cramer 46%
Philip Crane 81%
Barbara Cubin 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 78%
Patsy Ann Danner 48%
Thomas Daschle 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 41%
Thomas Davis III 59%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 32%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 88%
Peter Deutsch 32%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 52%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 49%
Jay Dickey 88%
Norm Dicks 21%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 23%
Julian Dixon 0%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 32%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 55%
Calvin Dooley 39%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 37%
David Dreier 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
Jennifer Dunn 79%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 74%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 53%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
Bob Etheridge 37%
Lane Evans 23%
Terry Everett 85%
Thomas Ewing 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 36%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 81%
Michael Patrick Forbes 48%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Tillie Fowler 67%
Barney Frank 23%
Robert Franks 54%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
William Frist 62%
Jonas Frost III 32%
Elton Gallegly 74%
John Ganske 52%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 61%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 74%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 61%
Benjamin Gilman 51%
Newt Gingrich 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 70%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 74%
William Goodling 64%
Bart Gordon 42%
Slade Gorton 63%
Porter Goss 88%
Daniel Graham 36%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 85%
William Phillip Gramm 88%
Rodney Grams 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 36%
James Greenwood 57%
Judd Gregg 63%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 61%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 58%
Tony Hall 36%
James Hansen 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 17%
J. Dennis Hastert 79%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 81%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 63%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Joel Hefley 88%
Jesse Helms 88%

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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