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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2000 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 27%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 32%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 66%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 46%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 79%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 23%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 26%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 26%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 19%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 66%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 34%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 43%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 65%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 68%
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 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 72%
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 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 61%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 64%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 70%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 42%
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 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%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 66%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
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%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 52%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson 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 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%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 65%
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%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 26%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 77%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 34%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 74%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 36%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 70%
Neil Abercrombie 86%
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%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 22%
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%
Joe Biden, Jr. 79%
Judy Biggert 53%
Michael Bilirakis 23%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
Rod Blagojevich 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 66%
Kit Bond 22%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 66%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
Robert Borski, Jr. 54%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 62%
Barbara Boxer 79%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 52%
John Breaux 49%
Corrine Brown 90%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 35%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 57%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 34%
Ben Campbell 33%
Chris Cannon 0%
Lois Capps 68%
Julia Carson 94%
Mike Castle 61%
Lincoln Chafee 79%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Eva Clayton 94%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 61%
Robert Clement 52%
Howard Coble 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 57%
John Cooksey 36%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 49%
Philip Crane 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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