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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 37%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 9%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 42%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 73%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 59%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 32%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 24%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 21%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 88%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 28%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 72%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 68%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 9%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 43%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 69%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 81%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 47%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 36%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 18%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 16%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 74%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 77%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 28%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 77%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 77%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 82%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 21%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 16%
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 9%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 23%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 74%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 28%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 21%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 59%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 68%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 32%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 19%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 45%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 72%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 68%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 14%
George Allen 32%
Thomas Allen 76%
Rob Andrews 64%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Spencer Bachus 28%
Brian Baird 68%
Richard Hugh Baker 19%
Cass Ballenger 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 58%
Bob Bennett 18%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 61%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 35%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 9%
Mary Bono Mack 39%
Leonard Boswell 58%
Rick Boucher 58%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%

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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