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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 73%
Rodney Alexander 77%
Jason Altmire 43%
Rob Andrews 20%
Steve Austria 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 53%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 32%
Rick Berg 70%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 8%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 73%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 41%
Scott Brown 56%
Ann Marie Buerkle 90%
Dan Burton 100%
Francisco Canseco 70%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Russ Carnahan 24%
Ben Chandler III 43%
Hansen Clarke 8%
Kent Conrad 31%
Jerry Costello 40%
Chip Cravaack 63%
Mark Critz 41%
Geoff Davis 82%
James DeMint 74%
Norm Dicks 21%
Robert Dold 49%
David Dreier 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 70%
Bob Filner 8%
Barney Frank 12%
Elton Gallegly 77%
Charlie Gonzalez 35%
Frank Guinta 90%
Nan Hayworth 46%
Wally Herger, Jr. 79%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Thomas Holden 42%
Kay Hutchison 66%
Daniel Inouye 12%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
Tim Johnson 47%
Dale Kildee 15%
Larry Kissell 39%
Herb Kohl 35%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
Jon Kyl 88%
Jeff Landry 100%
Steve LaTourette 46%
Frank Lautenberg 25%
Jerry Lewis 71%
Joe Lieberman 49%
Dick Lugar 70%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 53%
Don Manzullo 73%
Thaddeus McCotter 63%
Brad Miller 26%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 53%
John Olver 8%
Ron Paul 45%
Donald Payne 8%
Todd Platts 54%
Ben Quayle 100%
Denny Rehberg 53%
Silvestre Reyes 37%
Laura Richardson 33%
David Rivera 77%
Mike Ross 44%
Steve Rothman 21%
Bobby Schilling 65%
Jean Schmidt 82%
Heath Shuler 41%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 59%
John Sullivan 64%
Betty Sutton 29%
Ed Towns 8%
Joe Walsh 66%
Mel Watt 10%
Jim Webb, Jr. 48%
Allen West 63%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 27%
Bill Young 47%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 38%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 24%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 31%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 34%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 29%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
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%
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%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 20%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 18%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 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%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 42%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
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%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 31%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 24%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 28%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 12%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27%
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%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 39%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 44%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 17%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 38%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 11%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 31%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 26%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 39%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 45%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 26%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 28%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 31%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 26%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 37%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 18%

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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