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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 47%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 55%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 37%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 84%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 59%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 36%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 17%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 47%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 40%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 79%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 53%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 42%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 42%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 36%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 5%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 48%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 59%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 61%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 59%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 85%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 64%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 5%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 77%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 24%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 51%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 17%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 45%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 15%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 58%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 24%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 37%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 24%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 63%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 36%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 63%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 39%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 45%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 84%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 69%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 47%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 37%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 24%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 74%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 61%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 51%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 15%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 74%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 68%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 30%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 64%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 24%

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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