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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 27%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 23%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 66%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 79%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 74%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 46%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 26%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 86%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 79%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 37%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 79%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 61%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 61%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 64%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 79%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 34%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 59%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 79%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 23%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 35%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 26%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 42%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 66%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 26%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 34%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 19%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 38%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 74%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 52%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 34%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 79%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 79%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 79%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 57%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 43%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 37%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 65%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 65%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 77%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 74%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 74%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 66%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 70%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 23%
Cass Ballenger 34%
James Barcia 37%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 21%
Charlie Bass 53%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 66%
Bob Bennett 44%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 72%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Shelley Berkley 76%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 42%

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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