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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
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 36%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 10%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 41%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 59%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 47%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 47%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 72%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 87%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 60%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 27%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 24%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 15%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 58%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 6%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 66%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 31%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 24%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 16%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 34%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 41%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 49%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 30%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 74%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 30%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 16%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 29%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 9%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 56%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 24%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 6%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 3%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 19%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 6%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 6%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 65%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 87%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 36%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 51%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 56%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 14%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 41%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 92%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 77%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 19%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 82%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 19%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 78%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 45%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 69%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 52%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 17%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 19%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 3%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 14%

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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