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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Sue Myrick 7%
Ben Nelson 53%
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%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 38%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 26%
Todd Platts 46%
Richard Pombo 7%
Earl Pomeroy 56%
Jon Porter, Sr. 31%
Deborah Pryce 27%
George Radanovich 9%
James Ramstad 42%
Ralph Regula 17%
Denny Rehberg 20%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 59%
Thomas Reynolds 26%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 72%
Jim Ryun 16%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
Rick Santorum 24%
Paul Sarbanes 93%
Jim Saxton 51%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 53%
Donald Sherwood 21%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 52%
Ike Skelton 59%
Gordon Smith 45%
Olympia Snowe 48%
Vic Snyder 65%
Hilda Solis 94%
Mark Souder 32%
Arlen Specter 49%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 98%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Ted Stevens 18%
Ted Strickland 75%
Bart Stupak 70%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 9%
John Sweeney 47%
James Talent 39%
Tom Tancredo 13%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
Charles Taylor 31%
Gene Taylor 56%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 16%
Ed Towns 81%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 79%
George Voinovich 38%
James Walsh 49%
Zach Wamp 23%
John Warner 36%
Diane Watson 95%
Mel Watt 84%
Anthony Weiner 81%
David Weldon 16%
W. Curtis Weldon 45%
Gerald Weller 27%
Robert Wexler 92%
Heather Wilson 49%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
David Wu 67%
Albert Wynn 58%
Bill Young 35%

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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