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Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Thomas Daschle 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Herb Kohl 90%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
Paul Sarbanes 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
Gary Ackerman 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
David Edward Bonior 89%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
Julia Carson 89%
William Clay, Sr. 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
William Coyne 89%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
Bob Filner 89%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 89%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
Dale Kildee 89%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
Matthew Martinez 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 89%
Martin Meehan 89%
Carrie Meek 89%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 89%
John Moakley 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
Jim Oberstar 89%
Dave Obey 89%
Donald Payne 89%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
Bart Stupak 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 89%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 89%
Bruce Vento 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
Mel Watt 89%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
Howard Berman 88%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 88%
Daniel Graham 87%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 87%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 87%
Thomas Allen 84%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 84%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 84%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 84%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
Lane Evans 84%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 84%
Sam Gejdenson 84%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 84%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 84%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 84%
Michael McNulty 84%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 84%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 84%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 84%
Ciro Rodriguez 84%
Anthony Weiner 84%
Robert Wexler 84%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83%
Albert Wynn 83%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 81%
Robert Borski, Jr. 81%
Eva Clayton 81%
Julian Dixon 81%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 81%
John Olver 81%
Major Owens 81%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 81%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 81%
Pete Stark 81%
Ed Towns 81%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
Brian Baird 79%
Rod Blagojevich 79%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 79%
Charlie Gonzalez 79%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 79%
Nicholas Lampson 79%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 79%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 79%
Silvestre Reyes 79%
Bill Delahunt 76%
Barney Frank 76%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 76%
Gerald Kleczka 76%
Frank Mascara 76%
Robert Matsui 76%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 76%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 76%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 76%
Karen Thurman 76%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 76%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 76%
Max Baucus 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Russ Feingold 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
Shelley Berkley 73%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
Dennis Kucinich 73%
John LaFalce 73%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 73%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 73%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 73%
Steve Rothman 73%
Ted Strickland 73%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
David Wu 73%
Richard Bryan 72%
Robert Byrd 72%
Jonas Frost III 72%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 72%
Paul Wellstone 72%
Chris Dodd 71%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 71%
Patrick Kennedy 70%
Martin Olav Sabo 70%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
Peter Deutsch 69%
Norm Dicks 69%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 69%
Tom Lantos 69%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 69%
Kent Conrad 68%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 68%
Karen McCarthy 68%
David Minge 68%
Patrick Moynihan 68%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 68%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 67%
David Phelps 67%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
Chet Edwards 66%
Tony Hall 66%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Daniel Inouye 66%
William Luther 66%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 65%
Ronald Klink 65%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 65%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
Bob Wise, Jr. 65%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 65%
Rob Andrews 64%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 64%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 64%
Darlene Hooley 64%
Charles Robb 64%
John Spratt, Jr. 64%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
Jerry Costello 63%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 63%
Rick Boucher 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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