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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Liberal on Social Policy Score

Issues: Liberal , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 78%
Gary Ackerman 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 81%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 29%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 74%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 69%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 32%
Brian Baird 62%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
Cass Ballenger 41%
James Barcia 52%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 58%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 70%
Douglas Bereuter 35%
Shelley Berkley 74%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 47%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 81%
Judy Biggert 58%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 65%
Mary Bono Mack 49%
Robert Borski, Jr. 57%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
John Breaux 46%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 74%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 47%
Herbert Callahan 32%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
Ben Campbell 33%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 74%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 79%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
Jean Carnahan 55%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
Brad Carson 58%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 54%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 55%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 70%
Robert Clement 50%
Hillary Clinton 70%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 22%
Michael Collins 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 48%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
John Cooksey 32%
Jon Corzine 95%
Jerry Costello 49%
Christopher Cox 32%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 46%
Philip Crane 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 65%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Thomas Daschle 81%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
James Davis 65%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
Thomas Davis III 49%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 83%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 74%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 68%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 68%
Chris Dodd 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 42%
Calvin Dooley 69%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 48%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 54%
David Dreier 46%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 47%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
Philip English 43%
John Ensign 31%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 72%
Bob Etheridge 65%
Lane Evans 83%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 81%
Russ Feingold 65%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
Michael Ferguson 46%
Bob Filner 90%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 34%
Mark Foley 52%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
Barney Frank 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Elton Gallegly 20%
John Ganske 35%
George Gekas 20%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 81%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 51%
Paul Gillmor 38%
Benjamin Gilman 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 54%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 70%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 43%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
James Greenwood 59%
Judd Gregg 0%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 46%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 74%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 35%
Tony Hall 46%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
Jane Harman 72%
Melissa Hart 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%

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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