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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Michael Bilirakis 29%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Rod Blagojevich 63%
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%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
John Breaux 53%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 44%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 59%
Herbert Callahan 36%
Ben Campbell 41%
Chris Cannon 6%
Julia Carson 71%
Mike Castle 46%
Eva Clayton 64%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 57%
Robert Clement 54%
Michael Collins 6%
Larry Combest 18%
Gary Condit 52%
Kent Conrad 70%
John Cooksey 33%
Jerry Costello 61%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 92%
Larry Craig 14%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 18%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Thomas Daschle 75%
James Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 39%
Bill Delahunt 70%
Thomas DeLay 15%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 44%
Norm Dicks 85%
Chris Dodd 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 29%
Byron Dorgan 72%
David Dreier 29%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
John Edwards 90%
Chet Edwards 68%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
Philip English 48%
Bob Etheridge 58%
Lane Evans 77%
Terry Everett 17%
Russ Feingold 94%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
Ernest Fletcher 18%
Mark Foley 34%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29%
Barney Frank 73%
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%
Bart Gordon 53%
Porter Goss 34%
Daniel Graham 76%
William Phillip Gramm 41%
Mark Green 18%
James Greenwood 43%
Judd Gregg 37%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
Tony Hall 69%
James Hansen 18%
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%
David Lee Hobson 29%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 85%
Pete Hoekstra 29%
Thomas Holden 62%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Darlene Hooley 63%
Stephen Horn 51%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 45%
Kenny Hulshof 6%
Duncan Hunter 29%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 32%
Henry Hyde 42%
Daniel Inouye 73%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 52%
William Lewis Jenkins 24%
Christopher John 53%
Nancy Johnson 49%
Paul Kanjorski 78%
Sue Kelly 44%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 96%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 81%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 81%
Gerald Kleczka 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 6%
Herb Kohl 61%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 81%
Jon Kyl 32%
John LaFalce 85%
Ray LaHood 44%
Nicholas Lampson 61%
Tom Lantos 78%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 39%
James Leach 46%
Jerry Lewis 37%
Ron Lewis 6%
Joe Lieberman 63%
Blanche Lincoln 57%
John Linder 6%
William Lipinski 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 36%
Dick Lugar 27%
William Luther 70%
James Maloney 55%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 65%
Robert Matsui 85%
Karen McCarthy 92%
James McCrery III 18%
John McHugh 44%
Scott McInnis 40%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 73%
Michael McNulty 68%
Martin Meehan 90%
Carrie Meek 85%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 92%
Dan Miller 29%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 67%
Alan Mollohan 63%
Dennis Moore 58%
Constance Morella 56%
Frank Murkowski 14%
Jack Murtha 67%
Sue Myrick 18%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 29%
Robert William Ney 39%

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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