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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2005 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 49%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 51%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 24%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 23%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 48%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 84%
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 76%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 65%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 53%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 32%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 58%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 23%
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 32%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 45%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 77%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 57%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 32%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 37%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 24%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 23%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 30%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 19%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 82%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 81%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 98%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 19%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 84%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 23%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 44%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 27%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 46%
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 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 76%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 49%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 80%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 37%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 65%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 36%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 61%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 32%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 64%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 23%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 34%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 16%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 43%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 47%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 68%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 49%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 19%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 42%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 66%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 23%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 23%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 41%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 31%
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 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 87%

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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