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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 53%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Brian Baird 72%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 88%
Cass Ballenger 30%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Charlie Bass 48%
Max Baucus 79%
Evan Bayh 59%
Bob Beauprez 24%
Chris Bell 66%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 48%
Shelley Berkley 70%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 52%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 68%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 49%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 59%
John Breaux 54%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 13%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 5%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 79%
Ben Campbell 45%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 5%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Brad Carson 58%
Julia Carson 82%
Edward Case 84%
Mike Castle 59%
Chris Chocola 5%
Hillary Clinton 85%
Norm Coleman 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jon Corzine 85%
Jerry Costello 55%
Christopher Cox 13%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 53%
Philip Crane 17%
Barbara Cubin 16%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 68%
Artur Davis 67%
James Davis 69%
Jo Ann Davis 30%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 49%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Thomas DeLay 5%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 72%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Norm Dicks 77%
Chris Dodd 79%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 59%
David Dreier 42%
Jennifer Dunn 37%
John Edwards 85%
Chet Edwards 61%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 39%
Philip English 46%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Lane Evans 78%
Terry Everett 14%
Tom Feeney 24%
Russ Feingold 79%
Michael Ferguson 36%
Bob Filner 92%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Mark Foley 42%
Harold Ford, Jr. 65%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 42%
Barney Frank 90%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 70%
Elton Gallegly 15%
Jim Gibbons 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 51%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 57%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 76%
Mark Green 24%
James Greenwood 57%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 24%
Jane Harman 73%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 24%
Joel Hefley 24%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 55%
Maurice Hinchey 84%
David Lee Hobson 37%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 74%
Pete Hoekstra 39%
Thomas Holden 52%
Ernest Hollings 68%
Darlene Hooley 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 30%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 54%
Kenny Hulshof 24%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 43%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 74%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
William Janklow 36%
William Jefferson 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 66%
William Lewis Jenkins 30%
Christopher John 52%
Nancy Johnson 57%
Tim Johnson 51%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
Ric Keller 14%
Sue Kelly 49%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 85%
Mark Kennedy 5%
Patrick Kennedy 81%
Dale Kildee 63%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Gerald Kleczka 76%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 63%
James Kolbe 51%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 42%
Nicholas Lampson 62%
Tom Lantos 77%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Frank Lautenberg 85%
James Leach 59%
Jerry Lewis 30%
Ron Lewis 22%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 47%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 48%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 92%
Don Manzullo 30%
Jim Marshall 50%
Robert Matsui 84%
Karen McCarthy 87%
Thaddeus McCotter 35%
James McCrery III 23%
John McHugh 44%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 84%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Brad Miller 73%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 57%
Dennis Moore 69%
Jack Murtha 55%
Marilyn Musgrave 5%
Sue Myrick 17%

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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