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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 81%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 22%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 34%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 70%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 58%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 29%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 79%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 65%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 79%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 70%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 70%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 20%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 81%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 70%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 71%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 81%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 43%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
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 83%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 48%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 65%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 72%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 43%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 43%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 34%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 54%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 58%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 68%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 68%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 65%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 35%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 43%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 81%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 20%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
Neil Abercrombie 78%
Gary Ackerman 90%
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%
Spencer Bachus 32%
Brian Baird 62%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
Cass Ballenger 41%
James Barcia 52%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 58%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 70%
Douglas Bereuter 35%
Shelley Berkley 74%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 47%
Judy Biggert 58%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 20%
David Edward Bonior 65%
Mary Bono Mack 49%

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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