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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Conservative (Economic)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 26%
Sandy Adams 78%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 55%
Jason Altmire 40%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 47%
Rob Andrews 27%
Steve Austria 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 67%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 31%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 58%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 45%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 63%
Charlie Bass 42%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 55%
Rick Berg 63%
Shelley Berkley 37%
Howard Berman 22%
Judy Biggert 49%
Brian Bilbray 44%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 70%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 98%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 68%
Mary Bono Mack 54%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 40%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 27%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 48%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 78%
Ann Marie Buerkle 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 63%
Dan Burton 89%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 73%
Francisco Canseco 89%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 80%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
Russ Carnahan 16%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 35%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 99%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 78%
Ben Chandler III 41%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 29%
Hansen Clarke 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 68%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 32%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 19%
Chip Cravaack 64%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
Mark Critz 40%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 41%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Geoff Davis 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 28%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 37%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 19%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
Norm Dicks 30%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 23%
Robert Dold 43%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 55%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 47%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 26%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 45%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 63%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 71%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 47%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 75%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 74%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 12%
Elton Gallegly 57%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 35%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 48%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 32%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 4 Harold Gowdy III Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 81%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 81%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 64%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 50%
Frank Guinta 69%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 78%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 48%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 75%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 81%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 58%
Nan Hayworth 44%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 60%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 51%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 37%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 35%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 35%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
Kathy Hochul 41%
Thomas Holden 39%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 64%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 81%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 81%
Duncan Hunter 96%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 87%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 87%
Tim Johnson 42%

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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