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Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 16%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 39%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 68%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 45%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 23%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 36%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 73%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 89%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 19%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 29%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 37%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 29%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 16%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 51%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 56%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 84%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 84%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 87%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 35%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 39%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 35%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 55%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 29%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 79%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 76%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 76%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 76%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 49%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 65%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 29%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 49%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 26%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 35%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 65%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 73%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 84%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 84%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 52%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 46%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 23%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 46%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 23%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 56%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 23%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 76%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 84%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 36%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 57%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 36%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 81%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 87%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 76%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 48%
Gary Ackerman 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 84%
Rob Andrews 64%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 79%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 59%
Bob Barr, Jr. 35%
Bill Barrett 36%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Charlie Bass 0%

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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