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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 57%
Barbara Boxer 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
Corrine Brown 78%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 11%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 93%
Dave Camp 41%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 5%
Lois Capps 89%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Julia Carson 92%
Edward Case 61%
Mike Castle 50%
Lincoln Chafee 52%
Saxby Chambliss 10%
Ben Chandler III 69%
Chris Chocola 9%
Hillary Clinton 63%
Howard Coble 33%
Norm Coleman 43%
Kent Conrad 61%
Jon Corzine 79%
Jerry Costello 62%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 50%
Ander Crenshaw 17%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 26%
Artur Davis 60%
James Davis 69%
Jo Ann Davis 43%
Lincoln Davis 55%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Thomas DeLay 5%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 64%
John Dingell 82%
Chris Dodd 79%
Elizabeth Dole 39%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 16%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 76%
David Dreier 17%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 44%
Jo Ann Emerson 47%
Philip English 47%
John Ensign 30%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 25%
Sam Farr 89%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 98%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 47%
Bob Filner 73%
Mark Foley 33%
Randy Forbes 16%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 45%
Barney Frank 89%
William Frist 18%
Elton Gallegly 22%
Scott Garrett 24%
Jim Gerlach 44%
Jim Gibbons 31%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 35%
Phil Gingrey 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 61%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 44%
Bart Gordon 57%
Mark Green 38%
Judd Gregg 22%
Gilbert Gutknecht 29%
Charles Hagel 37%
Ralph Hall 38%
Tom Harkin 79%
Jane Harman 66%
Katherine Harris 5%
Melissa Hart 30%
Doc Hastings 8%
Robert Hayes 37%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 12%
Joel Hefley 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 61%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 63%
Rush Holt, Jr. 89%
Mike Honda 88%
Darlene Hooley 61%
John Nathan Hostettler 35%
Kenny Hulshof 28%
Duncan Hunter 31%
Henry Hyde 41%
Daniel Inouye 79%
Steve Israel 72%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 16%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
William Jefferson 65%
James Merrill Jeffords 69%
William Lewis Jenkins 39%
Nancy Johnson 47%
Tim Johnson 52%
Timothy Johnson 72%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Richard Keller 5%
Sue Kelly 52%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 88%
Mark Kennedy 23%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 77%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 96%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 50%
John Kline 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 93%
James Kolbe 23%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
Jon Kyl 2%
Ray LaHood 46%
Mary Landrieu 65%
Tom Lantos 84%
Tom Latham 37%
Steve LaTourette 48%
Frank Lautenberg 76%
James Leach 51%
Carl Levin 93%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 31%
Joe Lieberman 62%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 31%
Dick Lugar 35%
Don Manzullo 29%
Jim Marshall 57%
Jim Matheson 54%
Robert Matsui 86%
Carolyn McCarthy 73%
Thaddeus McCotter 43%
James McCrery III 22%
Jim McDermott 96%
John McHugh 44%
Mike McIntyre 63%
Buck McKeon 5%
Michael McNulty 82%
Martin Meehan 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 74%
John Mica 13%
Mike Michaud 63%
Barbara Mikulski 74%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Candice Miller 41%
Gary Miller 7%
George Miller 96%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 66%
Alan Mollohan 68%
Dennis Moore 61%
Jim Moran, Jr. 63%
Jack Murtha 64%
Marilyn Musgrave 12%
Sue Myrick 7%
Ben Nelson 53%
Randy Neugebauer 23%
Robert William Ney 36%
Anne Northup 37%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 38%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 77%
John Olver 98%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59%
Thomas William Osborne 35%
Major Owens 88%
Michael Oxley 9%
Ed Pastor 85%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 94%

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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