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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress

2011-2012 Liberal Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Harkin 94%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
Lynn Woolsey 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 84%
Pete Stark 84%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 81%
Barney Frank 81%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 81%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 81%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
Dennis Kucinich 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
George Miller 79%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 79%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 77%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 77%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 77%
John Tierney 77%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 74%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 74%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 74%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 74%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 74%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 74%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 72%
Bob Filner 72%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 72%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 72%
Mike Michaud 72%
Jim Moran, Jr. 72%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 72%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 72%
Ed Towns 72%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 72%
Henry Waxman 72%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 70%
Maurice Hinchey 70%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 70%
John Olver 70%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 70%
Mel Watt 70%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 69%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 69%
Mark Udall 69%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 67%
Hansen Clarke 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 67%
Howard Berman 65%
Bruce Braley 65%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 65%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 65%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 65%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 65%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 65%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 65%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 63%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 63%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 63%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 63%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 63%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 63%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 63%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 63%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 63%
Gary Ackerman 60%
Tim Bishop 60%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60%
Donald Payne 60%
Steve Rothman 60%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60%
Allyson Schwartz 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 60%
Rob Andrews 58%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 58%
Colleen Hanabusa 58%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 58%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 58%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 58%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 58%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 58%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 58%
Betty Sutton 58%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 58%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 58%
Mark Begich 56%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 56%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 56%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 56%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 56%
Dale Kildee 56%
Frank Lautenberg 56%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 56%
Ed Pastor 56%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 56%
Laura Richardson 56%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 56%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 53%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 53%
John Dingell 53%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 53%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 53%
Brad Miller 53%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 53%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 53%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 53%
Shelley Berkley 51%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 51%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 51%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 51%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 51%
Max Baucus 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Carl Levin 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Leonard Boswell 49%
Russ Carnahan 49%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 49%
Norm Dicks 49%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 49%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 49%
Charlie Gonzalez 47%
Tim Johnson 47%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 47%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 47%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 47%

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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