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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. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 28%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 37%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 26%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 9%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 42%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 84%
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%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 66%
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. 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 U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 59%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 21%
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%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 72%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 21%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 32%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 87%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 24%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 42%
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. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 28%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 51%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 72%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 84%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 64%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 69%
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. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 68%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 9%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 9%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 43%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 36%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 54%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 40%
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%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 64%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 69%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy 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 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%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
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 U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 16%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 36%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 18%
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%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 73%
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 U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 28%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 77%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 82%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 53%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 21%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 56%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 49%
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. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 55%
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%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 58%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 36%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 59%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 63%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 68%
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%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 48%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 45%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 77%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 73%

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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