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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 48%
Gary Ackerman 89%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 16%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 84%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 39%
Brian Baird 79%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 84%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 84%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 59%
Bob Barr, Jr. 35%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 81%
Bill Barrett 36%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 38%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 59%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
Bob Bennett 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 64%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 54%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
Judy Biggert 23%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 39%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
Rod Blagojevich 79%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 19%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Mary Bono Mack 23%
Robert Borski, Jr. 81%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 62%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 28%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
John Breaux 55%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Richard Bryan 72%
Ed Bryant 16%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 19%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 72%
Herbert Callahan 29%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 28%
Ben Campbell 43%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
Chris Cannon 29%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
Julia Carson 89%
Mike Castle 44%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 52%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 36%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 42%
William Clay, Sr. 89%
Eva Clayton 81%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 84%
Robert Clement 57%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 35%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 35%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 35%
Michael Collins 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 51%
Kent Conrad 68%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
Merrill Cook 29%
John Cooksey 27%
Jerry Costello 63%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 89%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 52%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 79%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
James Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 38%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 73%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
Bill Delahunt 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 69%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 49%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
Jay Dickey 29%
Norm Dicks 69%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 89%
Julian Dixon 81%
Chris Dodd 71%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 19%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 64%
David Dreier 29%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 40%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
John Edwards 58%
Chet Edwards 66%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 89%
Philip English 48%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Lane Evans 84%
Terry Everett 16%
Thomas Ewing 16%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 68%
Bob Filner 89%
Peter Fitzgerald 32%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 38%
Michael Patrick Forbes 52%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 27%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Barney Frank 76%
Robert Franks 29%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 72%
Elton Gallegly 29%
John Ganske 52%
Sam Gejdenson 84%
George Gekas 21%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 16%
Benjamin Gilman 51%
Charlie Gonzalez 79%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 23%
William Goodling 29%
Bart Gordon 55%
Slade Gorton 19%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 87%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 46%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 19%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 71%
James Greenwood 45%
Judd Gregg 30%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 84%

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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