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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 9%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 16%
Thomas Allen 81%
Rob Andrews 77%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 45%
Charlie Bass 43%
Max Baucus 54%
Evan Bayh 66%
Melissa Bean 59%
Bob Beauprez 21%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 74%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 42%
Michael Bilirakis 41%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
Sherwood Boehlert 52%
Kit Bond 6%
Henry Bonilla 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 63%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
Jim Bunning 6%
Conrad Burns 29%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 60%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 82%
Julia Carson 79%
Edward Case 60%
Mike Castle 51%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Chris Chocola 14%
Hillary Clinton 84%
Norm Coleman 49%
Kent Conrad 62%
Jerry Costello 62%
Larry Craig 22%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 23%
Artur Davis 62%
Geoff Davis 30%
James Davis 76%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 52%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Bill Delahunt 91%
Thomas DeLay 21%
James DeMint 22%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 75%
Chris Dodd 81%
Elizabeth Dole 29%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 39%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 70%
Thelma Drake 9%
David Dreier 19%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 46%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
Philip English 37%
John Ensign 28%
Bob Etheridge 78%
Lane Evans 82%
Terry Everett 12%
Tom Feeney 30%
Russ Feingold 76%
Michael Ferguson 43%
Bob Filner 81%
Mark Foley 44%
Harold Ford, Jr. 58%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38%
Barney Frank 94%
William Frist 12%
Elton Gallegly 30%
Jim Gibbons 38%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 30%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 44%
Bart Gordon 55%
Mark Green 48%
Judd Gregg 41%
Gilbert Gutknecht 38%
Jane Harman 64%
Katherine Harris 35%
Melissa Hart 14%
Robert Hayes 30%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 59%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
David Lee Hobson 27%
Pete Hoekstra 24%
Thomas Holden 57%
Darlene Hooley 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 35%
Kenny Hulshof 35%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Kay Hutchison 35%
Henry Hyde 35%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 38%
Daniel Inouye 64%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 29%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
William Jefferson 62%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
William Lewis Jenkins 29%
Nancy Johnson 51%
Tim Johnson 52%
Paul Kanjorski 66%
Ric Keller 23%
Sue Kelly 48%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Mark Kennedy 34%
Patrick Kennedy 92%
Dale Kildee 74%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 77%
Joseph Knollenberg 34%
Herb Kohl 72%
James Kolbe 27%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
John Kuhl, Jr. 38%
Jon Kyl 16%
Ray LaHood 46%
Tom Lantos 88%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
James Leach 54%
Jerry Lewis 28%
Ron Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 74%
Blanche Lincoln 58%
John Linder 3%
Trent Lott, Sr. 11%
Dick Lugar 45%
Dan Lungren 9%
Connie Mack IV 21%
Don Manzullo 37%
Jim Marshall 56%
Melquiades Martinez 36%
Thaddeus McCotter 42%
James McCrery III 17%
John McHugh 44%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 94%
Michael McNulty 78%
Martin Meehan 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 71%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 55%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 87%
Brad Miller 92%
Alan Mollohan 58%
Dennis Moore 63%
Jack Murtha 60%
Marilyn Musgrave 3%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 50%
Robert William Ney 38%
Anne Northup 24%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 28%
Jim Oberstar 79%
Dave Obey 85%
John Olver 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 59%
Thomas William Osborne 14%
Major Owens 88%
Michael Oxley 21%
Ron Paul 54%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 32%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 35%
Todd Platts 49%
Richard Pombo 17%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Jon Porter, Sr. 28%
Deborah Pryce 17%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 52%
Ralph Regula 30%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Richard Renzi 42%

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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