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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 72%
Gary Ackerman 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 68%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 14%
George Allen 32%
Thomas Allen 76%
Rob Andrews 64%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 28%
Brian Baird 68%
Richard Hugh Baker 19%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
Cass Ballenger 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 58%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
Bob Bennett 18%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 61%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 35%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 74%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 21%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 9%
Mary Bono Mack 39%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 9%
Leonard Boswell 58%
Rick Boucher 58%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
John Breaux 46%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 76%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 22%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 59%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 27%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 73%
Brad Carson 56%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 45%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 16%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 53%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 68%
Hillary Clinton 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 27%
Michael Collins 21%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 59%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
Jon Corzine 73%
Jerry Costello 62%
Christopher Cox 34%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 51%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 64%
Barbara Cubin 13%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
Randall Cunningham 34%
Thomas Daschle 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
James Davis 63%
Jo Ann Davis 28%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 70%
Thomas Davis III 28%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
Bill Delahunt 81%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 36%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 73%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 84%
Chris Dodd 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 31%
Byron Dorgan 56%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
David Dreier 40%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 16%
Jennifer Dunn 34%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
John Edwards 66%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 19%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 74%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 30%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
Bob Etheridge 61%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
Russ Feingold 73%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 41%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
Mark Foley 40%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 28%
Harold Ford, Jr. 61%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
Barney Frank 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 47%
William Frist 6%
Jonas Frost III 77%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Jim Gibbons 9%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 36%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 21%
Bart Gordon 54%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 73%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 32%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 9%
Mark Green 36%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 74%
James Greenwood 44%
Judd Gregg 39%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 42%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 49%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 87%
Jane Harman 53%
Melissa Hart 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 23%
Robert Hayes 21%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 31%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 61%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 60%
David Lee Hobson 16%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 77%
Pete Hoekstra 16%
Thomas Holden 58%
Ernest Hollings 66%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
Darlene Hooley 61%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 74%
Kenny Hulshof 21%
Duncan Hunter 34%

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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