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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 24%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 7%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 16%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 87%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 32%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 19%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 16%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 47%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 87%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 19%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 87%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 41%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 29%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 16%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 21%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 37%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 12%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 4%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 73%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 15%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 79%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 63%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 4%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 81%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 32%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 19%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 76%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 39%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 79%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 76%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 56%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 37%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 87%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 64%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 24%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 46%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 23%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 44%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 82%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 41%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 53%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 4%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 19%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 39%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 69%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 19%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 72%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 54%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 32%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 4%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 28%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 64%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 87%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 16%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 87%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 69%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 29%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 73%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 16%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 40%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 87%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 88%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 51%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 3%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 36%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Wayne Allard 6%
Thomas Allen 87%
Rob Andrews 71%
Bill Archer 16%
Richard Armey 4%
John Ashcroft 21%
Brian Baird 68%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 32%
James Barcia 44%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%

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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