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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 66%
Gary Ackerman 89%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Wayne Allard 14%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 66%
Richard Armey 6%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
Brian Baird 64%
Richard Hugh Baker 18%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 54%
Bob Barr, Jr. 6%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 25%
Charlie Bass 42%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 64%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 75%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 58%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 69%
Judy Biggert 36%
Michael Bilirakis 29%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
Rod Blagojevich 63%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 6%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 95%
Mary Bono Mack 18%
Robert Borski, Jr. 84%
Leonard Boswell 56%
Rick Boucher 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
John Breaux 53%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 27%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 44%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 6%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 59%
Herbert Callahan 36%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 18%
Ben Campbell 41%
Chris Cannon 6%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
Julia Carson 71%
Mike Castle 46%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 6%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 55%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 18%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
Eva Clayton 64%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 57%
Robert Clement 54%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 6%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
Larry Combest 18%
Gary Condit 52%
Kent Conrad 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 84%
John Cooksey 33%
Jerry Costello 61%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 92%
Larry Craig 14%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 18%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 74%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Thomas Daschle 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
James Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 39%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 6%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 70%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
Thomas DeLay 15%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 45%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 44%
Norm Dicks 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
Chris Dodd 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 29%
Byron Dorgan 72%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 64%
David Dreier 29%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 68%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
Philip English 48%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
Bob Etheridge 58%
Lane Evans 77%
Terry Everett 17%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
Russ Feingold 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
Ernest Fletcher 18%
Mark Foley 34%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29%
Barney Frank 73%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 73%
Elton Gallegly 29%
John Ganske 49%
George Gekas 6%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 84%
Jim Gibbons 41%
Wayne Gilchrest 46%
Paul Gillmor 36%
Benjamin Gilman 53%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 53%
Porter Goss 34%
Daniel Graham 76%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 41%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 32%
Mark Green 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 68%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 37%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
Tony Hall 69%
James Hansen 18%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 6%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 18%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 6%
Jesse Helms 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 72%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 74%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 84%
David Lee Hobson 29%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 85%
Pete Hoekstra 29%
Thomas Holden 62%
Ernest Hollings 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60%

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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