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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 58%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 94%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 81%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 49%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 19%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 19%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 41%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 77%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 31%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 27%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 31%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 44%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 82%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 12%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 63%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 70%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 42%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 68%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 72%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 77%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 73%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 19%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 12%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 31%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 51%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 57%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 67%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 61%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 38%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 34%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 19%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 28%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 12%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 71%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 21%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 12%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 19%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 12%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 77%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 12%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 12%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 64%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 70%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 85%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 81%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 85%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 74%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 39%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 12%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 44%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 12%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 52%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 63%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 73%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 53%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 38%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 77%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 22%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 82%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 77%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 38%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 28%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 33%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 53%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 70%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 36%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 54%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 82%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 77%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 49%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 63%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 34%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 79%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 77%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 54%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 53%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 15%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 77%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 33%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 82%

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.

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