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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
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 45%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 77%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
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%
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%
John Breaux 46%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 11%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 59%
Ben Campbell 27%
Chris Cannon 0%
Brad Carson 56%
Julia Carson 91%
Mike Castle 45%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Michael Collins 21%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 59%
Jon Corzine 73%
Jerry Costello 62%
Christopher Cox 34%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 51%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Randall Cunningham 34%
Thomas Daschle 73%
James Davis 63%
Jo Ann Davis 28%
Thomas Davis III 28%
Bill Delahunt 81%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 73%
Chris Dodd 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
Calvin Dooley 54%
John Doolittle 31%
Byron Dorgan 56%
David Dreier 40%
Jennifer Dunn 34%
John Edwards 66%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 19%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 30%
Bob Etheridge 61%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 13%
Russ Feingold 73%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 41%
Mark Foley 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 61%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
Barney Frank 93%
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%
Bart Gordon 54%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 73%
Mark Green 36%
James Greenwood 44%
Judd Gregg 39%
Gilbert Gutknecht 42%
Jane Harman 53%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 21%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 31%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 61%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
David Lee Hobson 16%
Pete Hoekstra 16%
Thomas Holden 58%
Ernest Hollings 66%
Darlene Hooley 61%
John Nathan Hostettler 44%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 21%
Duncan Hunter 34%
Kay Hutchison 13%
Henry Hyde 31%
Daniel Inouye 70%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 36%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 62%
James Merrill Jeffords 72%
William Lewis Jenkins 21%
Christopher John 53%
Nancy Johnson 51%
Tim Johnson 45%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Ric Keller 13%
Sue Kelly 36%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 85%
Mark Kennedy 21%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
Gerald Kleczka 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 59%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 34%
Nicholas Lampson 63%
Tom Lantos 75%
Steve LaTourette 40%
James Leach 51%
Jerry Lewis 36%
Ron Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Blanche Lincoln 52%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 59%
Trent Lott, Sr. 6%
Dick Lugar 35%
Don Manzullo 39%
Robert Matsui 77%
Karen McCarthy 76%
James McCrery III 28%
John McHugh 39%
Scott McInnis 39%
Michael McNulty 93%
Martin Meehan 84%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 71%
Zell Bryan Miller 45%
Alan Mollohan 64%
Dennis Moore 62%
Jack Murtha 66%
Sue Myrick 21%
Ben Nelson 44%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 16%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 13%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
James Nussle 21%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 86%
John Olver 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66%
Thomas William Osborne 21%
Doug Ose 41%
Major Owens 95%
Michael Oxley 19%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 91%
John Peterson 32%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 21%
Todd Platts 49%
Richard Pombo 9%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
Deborah Pryce 21%
Jack Quinn 46%
George Radanovich 21%

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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