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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 61%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 39%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 95%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 45%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 35%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 48%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 56%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 41%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 77%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 19%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 32%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 74%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 29%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 98%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 78%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 36%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 53%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 97%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 72%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 40%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 97%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 87%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 39%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 31%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 36%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 72%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 98%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 31%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 61%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 29%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 80%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 86%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 44%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 87%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 68%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 94%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 49%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 33%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 32%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 71%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 24%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 39%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 37%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 76%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 35%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 29%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 45%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 19%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 81%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 57%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 96%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 97%
Rodney Alexander 81%
Wayne Allard 92%
Thomas Allen 25%
Jason Altmire 45%
Rob Andrews 23%
Michael Arcuri 35%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Michele Bachmann 93%
Spencer Bachus 75%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 72%
Brian Baird 43%
J. Gresham Barrett 98%
John Barrow 53%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
Joe Barton 83%

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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