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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2001 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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%
Robert Borski, Jr. 57%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
John Breaux 46%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 20%
Robert Byrd 47%
Herbert Callahan 32%
Ben Campbell 33%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Jean Carnahan 55%
Brad Carson 58%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 54%
Eva Clayton 90%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 70%
Robert Clement 50%
Hillary Clinton 70%
Michael Collins 20%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 62%
Kent Conrad 48%
John Cooksey 32%
Jon Corzine 95%
Jerry Costello 49%
Christopher Cox 32%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 46%
Philip Crane 20%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Thomas Daschle 81%
James Davis 65%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 49%
Bill Delahunt 90%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 74%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 68%
Chris Dodd 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 42%
Calvin Dooley 69%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 48%
David Dreier 46%
Jennifer Dunn 47%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 43%
John Ensign 31%
Bob Etheridge 65%
Lane Evans 83%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 65%
Michael Ferguson 46%
Bob Filner 90%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Mark Foley 52%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
Barney Frank 90%
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%
Bart Gordon 54%
Porter Goss 20%
Daniel Graham 70%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 59%
Judd Gregg 0%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 46%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 46%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 72%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Baron Hill 59%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 72%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
David Lee Hobson 43%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
Pete Hoekstra 35%
Thomas Holden 43%
Ernest Hollings 65%
Darlene Hooley 81%
Stephen Horn 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 61%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 33%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 79%
James Merrill Jeffords 58%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 38%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Tim Johnson 41%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 54%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 81%
Mark Kennedy 20%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 58%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Gerald Kleczka 79%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 81%
James Kolbe 56%
Dennis Kucinich 59%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 54%
Ray LaHood 46%
Nicholas Lampson 62%
Tom Lantos 74%
Steve LaTourette 38%
James Leach 62%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 70%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 51%
Trent Lott, Sr. 28%
Ken Lucas 0%
Dick Lugar 22%
William Luther 74%
James Maloney 65%
Don Manzullo 41%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 83%
Karen McCarthy 83%
James McCrery III 38%
John McHugh 43%
Scott McInnis 34%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 78%

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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