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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 23%
Sandy Adams 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 73%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
Rodney Alexander 77%
Jason Altmire 43%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 48%
Rob Andrews 20%
Steve Austria 82%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 59%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 43%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 63%
Charlie Bass 45%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
Max Baucus 32%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 38%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 83%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 41%
Rick Berg 70%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 8%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 50%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 54%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 24%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 31%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 57%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 81%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 41%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 34%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 53%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
Scott Brown 56%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 51%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 77%
Ann Marie Buerkle 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 66%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 56%
Francisco Canseco 70%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 19%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Russ Carnahan 24%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 36%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 63%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
Ben Chandler III 43%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 20%
Hansen Clarke 8%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 59%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 77%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 18%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 64%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 31%
Kent Conrad 31%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 31%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 81%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
Jerry Costello 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Chip Cravaack 63%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 77%
Mark Critz 41%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 79%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
Geoff Davis 82%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 24%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 37%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
James DeMint 74%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 53%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 56%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
Norm Dicks 21%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 24%
Robert Dold 49%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 28%
David Dreier 59%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 73%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 59%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 70%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 16%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 28%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 19%
Bob Filner 8%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 49%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 49%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 46%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 90%
Barney Frank 12%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 12%
Elton Gallegly 77%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 77%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 48%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 54%
Charlie Gonzalez 35%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 77%
SC U.S. House 4 Harold Gowdy III Republican 70%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 77%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 39%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 56%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 57%
Frank Guinta 90%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%

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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