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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 66%
Gary Ackerman 94%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 36%
Rodney Alexander 9%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 16%
Thomas Allen 81%
Rob Andrews 77%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 45%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 3%
Charlie Bass 43%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 66%
Melissa Bean 59%
Bob Beauprez 21%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 74%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 73%
Judy Biggert 42%
Michael Bilirakis 41%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 3%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 3%
Kit Bond 6%
Henry Bonilla 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 8%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 63%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 6%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 49%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 82%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 16%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
Jim Bunning 6%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 6%
Conrad Burns 29%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 36%
Dan Burton 13%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 77%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 19%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 23%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 68%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 82%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63%
Julia Carson 79%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
Edward Case 60%
Mike Castle 51%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 19%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 57%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 15%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Chris Chocola 14%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
Hillary Clinton 84%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 34%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 6%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 19%
Norm Coleman 49%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 21%
Kent Conrad 62%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
Jerry Costello 62%
Larry Craig 22%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 24%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
Barbara Cubin 23%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 53%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 26%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
Artur Davis 62%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
Geoff Davis 30%
James Davis 76%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 52%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
Thomas Davis III 47%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 6%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
Thomas DeLay 21%
James DeMint 22%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 9%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 52%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 18%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 69%
Chris Dodd 81%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 81%
Elizabeth Dole 29%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 39%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 70%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 69%
Thelma Drake 9%
David Dreier 19%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 35%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 46%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 74%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
Philip English 37%
John Ensign 28%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
Bob Etheridge 78%
Lane Evans 82%
Terry Everett 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 84%
Tom Feeney 30%
Russ Feingold 76%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Michael Ferguson 43%
Bob Filner 81%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 53%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 47%
Mark Foley 44%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 29%
Harold Ford, Jr. 58%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 94%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 46%
William Frist 12%
Elton Gallegly 30%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Jim Gibbons 38%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 30%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 28%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 44%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 24%
Bart Gordon 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 24%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 31%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 65%
Mark Green 48%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 63%
Judd Gregg 41%

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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