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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 98%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 98%
John Olver 98%
Pete Stark 98%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 97%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 97%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 96%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 96%
Martin Meehan 96%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
Diane Watson 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
Donald Payne 94%
Hilda Solis 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 93%
Robert Byrd 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
Herb Kohl 93%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 93%
Paul Sarbanes 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
Julia Carson 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
Robert Wexler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
Russ Feingold 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
Barney Frank 89%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 89%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 89%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
Howard Berman 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
Major Owens 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
Robert Matsui 86%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 86%
Rob Andrews 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 85%
Tom Lantos 84%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 84%
Mel Watt 84%
Gary Ackerman 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Michael McNulty 82%
Jim Oberstar 82%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
Ed Towns 81%
Anthony Weiner 81%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
Jeff Bingaman 79%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
Jon Corzine 79%
Chris Dodd 79%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 79%
Daniel Inouye 79%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 79%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 79%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 79%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 79%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
Dale Kildee 77%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 77%
Dave Obey 77%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 77%
Byron Dorgan 76%
Frank Lautenberg 76%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 76%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
Lane Evans 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
Ted Strickland 75%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 74%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 74%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 74%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 74%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 73%
Bob Filner 73%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 72%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 72%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 72%
Steve Rothman 72%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 71%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 70%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 70%
Bart Stupak 70%
Thomas Allen 69%
Brian Baird 69%
Ben Chandler III 69%
James Davis 69%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 69%
Shelley Berkley 68%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 68%
Alan Mollohan 68%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
David Wu 67%
Jane Harman 66%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 66%
Brad Miller 66%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 66%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 65%
William Jefferson 65%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 65%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
Vic Snyder 65%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 65%
Norm Dicks 64%
Jack Murtha 64%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
Hillary Clinton 63%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Thomas Holden 63%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 63%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 63%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 63%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Jerry Costello 62%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Joe Lieberman 62%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
Edward Case 61%
Kent Conrad 61%
Charlie Gonzalez 61%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 61%
Darlene Hooley 61%
Dennis Moore 61%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
Artur Davis 60%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59%

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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