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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%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 55%
Jason Altmire 40%
Rob Andrews 27%
Steve Austria 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Michele Bachmann 85%
Spencer Bachus 67%
John Barrow 45%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 42%
Rick Berg 63%
Shelley Berkley 37%
Howard Berman 22%
Judy Biggert 49%
Brian Bilbray 44%
Tim Bishop 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 68%
Mary Bono Mack 54%
Dan Boren 47%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Bruce Braley 27%
Paul Broun 58%
Ann Marie Buerkle 95%
Dan Burton 89%
Dave Camp 71%
John Campbell III 73%
Francisco Canseco 89%
Eric Cantor 80%
Russ Carnahan 16%
Ben Chandler III 41%
Hansen Clarke 0%
Howard Coble 68%
Chip Cravaack 64%
Mark Critz 40%
Geoff Davis 70%
Norm Dicks 30%
John Dingell 27%
David Dreier 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 57%
Jim Gerlach 48%
Phil Gingrey 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 32%
Michael Grimm 50%
Ralph Hall 78%
Colleen Hanabusa 26%
Doc Hastings 58%
Nan Hayworth 44%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Thomas Holden 39%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Tim Johnson 42%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jack Kingston 90%
Larry Kissell 43%
Dennis Kucinich 32%
Tom Latham 64%
Steve LaTourette 46%
Jerry Lewis 73%
Dan Lungren 52%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 80%
Jim Matheson 46%
Carolyn McCarthy 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 93%
Mike McIntyre 45%
Buck McKeon 63%
Mike Michaud 28%
Gary Miller 77%
George Miller 24%
Brad Miller 14%
Jim Moran, Jr. 12%
Sue Myrick 89%
Alan Nunnelee 81%
John Olver 0%
Bill Owens 42%
Ed Pastor 12%
Tom Petri 75%
Todd Platts 46%
Ben Quayle 81%
Nick Rahall II 39%
Denny Rehberg 58%
Silvestre Reyes 22%
Laura Richardson 16%
David Rivera 53%
Mike Rogers 71%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jon Runyan 52%
Bobby Schilling 69%
Jean Schmidt 94%
Aaron Schock 58%
Allyson Schwartz 29%
Heath Shuler 41%
Steve Southerland 69%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 71%
John Sullivan 94%
Betty Sutton 34%
Lee Terry 58%
John Tierney 21%
Ed Towns 0%
Bob Turner 54%
Joe Walsh 68%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Allen West 51%
Frank Wolf 49%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
Bill Young 48%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 28%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 35%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 29%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
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%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 41%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
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%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 23%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 26%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 37%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 35%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 36%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 28%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 34%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 19%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 28%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 29%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 19%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 16%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%

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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