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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 47%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 34%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 18%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 6%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 66%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 32%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14%
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 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 34%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 6%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 27%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 18%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 68%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 6%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 84%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 18%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 41%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 84%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 6%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 6%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 68%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 69%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 84%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 6%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 6%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 53%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 39%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 84%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 49%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 78%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 69%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 85%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 45%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 29%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 25%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 85%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 96%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 60%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 34%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 34%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 82%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 81%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 76%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 6%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 66%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 62%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 18%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 77%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 6%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 41%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 95%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 78%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 68%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Wayne Allard 14%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 66%
Richard Armey 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Brian Baird 64%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 54%
Bob Barr, Jr. 6%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 42%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 64%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 58%
Judy Biggert 36%

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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