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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 61%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 36%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 74%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 98%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer 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 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
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 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
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 45 John Campbell III Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 44%
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%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 44%
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. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 86%
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%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 54%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 79%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 86%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 65%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 35%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 41%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 41%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 71%
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. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 82%
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. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 32%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 97%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 64%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 81%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 63%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 29%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 51%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 98%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 71%
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 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
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%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 37%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 49%
MO U.S. Senate Jr 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 Thad Cochran Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 72%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 40%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 12%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 69%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 27%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 41%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 87%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 65%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 77%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 93%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90%
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%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 29%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 39%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 84%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 13%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 68%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 35%
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 13 Charlie Rangel 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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