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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 37%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 16%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 56%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 44%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 36%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
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 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 73%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 82%
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 72%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 49%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 61%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 66%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 19%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 36%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 42%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 36%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 58%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 78%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 19%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 19%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 19%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 54%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 82%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 84%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 64%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 76%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 9%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 76%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 36%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 24%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 19%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 9%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 65%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 69%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 38%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 44%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 42%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 40%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 70%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 36%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 58%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 39%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 65%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 34%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 31%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 58%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 49%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 23%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 30%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 36%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 82%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 59%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 63%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 19%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 31%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
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 15%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 31%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 67%

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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