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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
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 32%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 34%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 83%
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. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 90%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 70%
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%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 78%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 31%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 20%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 35%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 29%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 59%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 65%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 79%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 68%
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%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 72%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 81%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 41%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 35%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 65%
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%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 72%
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%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 43%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 70%
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 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
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. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 20%
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%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 43%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 70%
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. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 20%
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, Jr. Democratic 54%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 81%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 58%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 68%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 53%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 35%
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%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 57%
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%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 72%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf 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%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 68%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
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%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 34%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 69%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 43%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 51%

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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