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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 12%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 39%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 32%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 19%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 61%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 16%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 41%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 73%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 16%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 85%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 74%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 58%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 29%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 15%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 19%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 12%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 84%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 62%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 2%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 64%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 28%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 12%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 42%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 21%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 47%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 9%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 74%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 21%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 39%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 4%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 42%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 27%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 56%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 32%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 39%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 87%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 48%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 2%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 69%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 4%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 61%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 87%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 87%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 69%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 19%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 59%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 9%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 34%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 16%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 79%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 79%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 74%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 34%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 2%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 77%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 32%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 4%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 12%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 34%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 74%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 52%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 41%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 87%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%

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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