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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 56%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 49%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 32%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 97%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 65%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 35%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 58%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 74%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 79%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 37%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 23%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 44%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 74%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 31%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 11%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 65%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 72%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 74%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 63%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 79%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 41%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 49%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 41%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 24%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 18%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 37%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 52%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 63%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 29%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 45%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 24%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 37%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 89%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 13%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 64%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 30%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 46%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 17%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 22%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 65%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 29%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 79%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 98%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 98%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 40%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 79%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 74%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 52%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 39%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 72%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 43%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 71%

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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