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Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Conservative on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 97%
Thomas Coburn 97%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 97%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
Jason Chaffetz 96%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
Trent Franks 96%
Doc Hastings 96%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 96%
Cynthia Lummis 96%
Jeff Miller 96%
Randy Neugebauer 96%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
John Shadegg 96%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 95%
James DeMint 95%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 95%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 95%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 94%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 94%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 94%
Todd Akin 93%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 93%
Michele Bachmann 92%
John Boehner 92%
Eric Cantor 92%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 91%
John Ensign 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 91%
John Linder 91%
George Radanovich 91%
Jim Bunning 90%
Paul Broun 89%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 89%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 89%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 89%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 89%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 89%
Tom Price 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 89%
John Fleming, Jr. 88%
Scott Garrett 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
John Kline 88%
Lynn Westmoreland 88%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 87%
Jon Kyl 87%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 87%
John Sullivan 87%
Saxby Chambliss 86%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 86%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 86%
Connie Mack IV 86%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
Ron Paul 85%
Spencer Bachus 84%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 84%
Phil Gingrey 84%
Duncan Hunter 84%
Joe Pitts 84%
Howard Coble 83%
Elton Gallegly 83%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 83%
Don Manzullo 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 82%
Jack Kingston 82%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 82%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 82%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 81%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 81%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 81%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 81%
John Mica 81%
Sue Myrick 81%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 81%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 81%
Dan Burton 80%
Dan Lungren 80%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 80%
Jean Schmidt 80%
David Vitter 80%
Rodney Alexander 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 79%
David Dreier 79%
Randy Forbes 79%
Mike Johanns 79%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 79%
Gary Miller 78%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 77%
Geoff Davis 77%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
Buck McKeon 77%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 77%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 76%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 76%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 76%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 76%
Cliff Stearns 76%
Jerry Lewis 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
Denny Rehberg 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
Sam Brownback 74%
Ander Crenshaw 74%
Ralph Hall 74%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
John Campbell III 73%
Adam Putnam 73%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 73%
Zach Wamp 73%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 73%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 72%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 72%
Steve Austria 71%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Steve Buyer 71%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 71%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 71%
Thad Cochran 71%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 71%
Pete Hoekstra 71%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 70%
Lee Terry 70%
Ed Whitfield 70%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 70%
Bob Bennett 69%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 69%
Mike Rogers 69%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 69%
Dave Camp 68%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 68%
Judd Gregg 68%
Tom Latham 68%
Aaron Schock 68%
Mark Souder 68%
Judy Biggert 67%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
Chris Lee 67%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 67%
Bill Young 67%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 66%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 66%
Kit Bond 65%
Charlie Dent 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
Tim Johnson 65%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 65%
Tom Petri 65%
Ginny Brown-Waite 64%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 64%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 64%
Pat Tiberi 64%
Frank Wolf 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Jim Gerlach 63%
Mark Kirk 63%
Melquiades Martinez 63%
Todd Platts 63%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%

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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