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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Liberal on Social Policy Score

Issues: Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 32%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 32%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 84%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 68%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 74%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 56%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 29%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 97%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 32%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 76%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 39%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 32%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 59%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 74%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 39%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 64%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 58%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 82%
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 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 74%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 98%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 74%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 64%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 74%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 51%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 32%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 67%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 62%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 74%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 32%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 65%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 38%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 44%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 67%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 74%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 82%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 53%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 46%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 77%
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 25%
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 25%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 72%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 65%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
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 74%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 32%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 82%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 74%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 72%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 72%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 98%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 84%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 84%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 39%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 39%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 68%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 44%

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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