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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2002 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 32%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 32%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 81%
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 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 74%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 84%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 97%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
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 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 97%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 29%
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%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
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. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez 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%
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 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
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 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 58%
MD U.S. Senate Sr 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 Debbie Stabenow Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 74%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 98%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 84%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 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 Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 74%
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%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
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 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 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 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 82%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 53%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
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 25%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
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%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
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 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%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 44%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 82%
Gary Ackerman 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 74%
Rob Andrews 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 74%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 74%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 32%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 55%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 56%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 48%
Shelley Berkley 74%
Howard Berman 98%
Marion Berry 53%
Joe Biden, Jr. 64%
Judy Biggert 56%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Sherwood Boehlert 61%
John Boehner 32%
Kit Bond 42%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 49%
Leonard Boswell 56%
Rick Boucher 73%
Barbara Boxer 82%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
John Breaux 55%
Corrine Brown 84%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 32%
Steve Buyer 38%
Robert Byrd 50%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 30%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 67%
Brad Carson 56%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 58%
Lincoln Chafee 46%
Hillary Clinton 82%
Howard Coble 25%
Michael Collins 0%

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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