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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 64%
Gary Ackerman 73%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 74%
Todd Akin 16%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20%
Rodney Alexander 12%
Wayne Allard 13%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 19%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 79%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 54%
Roscoe Bartlett 46%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 26%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 55%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Bob Bennett 28%
Shelley Berkley 77%
Howard Berman 94%
Marion Berry 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
Judy Biggert 36%
Jeff Bingaman 87%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 73%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 2%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 2%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 27%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 16%
Dan Boren 48%
Leonard Boswell 58%
Rick Boucher 60%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 32%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 87%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 74%
Henry Brown, Jr. 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 74%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 37%
Jim Bunning 11%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 35%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 23%
Dan Burton 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 65%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 66%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 12%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 32%
Chris Cannon 3%
Eric Cantor 16%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 79%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 79%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
Julia Carson 94%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 34%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
Ben Chandler III 65%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 69%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
Hillary Clinton 63%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 32%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 36%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 12%
Norm Coleman 49%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
Kent Conrad 59%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 68%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
Jerry Costello 62%
Larry Craig 4%
Robert Cramer 53%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 68%
Barbara Cubin 6%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 52%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 32%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
Artur Davis 61%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 77%
Geoff Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 46%
Lincoln Davis 54%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 85%
Thomas Davis III 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 2%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 74%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
Bill Delahunt 74%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
James DeMint 8%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 44%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 21%
Norm Dicks 68%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 86%
Chris Dodd 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
Elizabeth Dole 13%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 24%
John Doolittle 16%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 70%
Thelma Drake 27%
David Dreier 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 26%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 46%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 74%
Jo Ann Emerson 44%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
Philip English 41%
John Ensign 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Terry Everett 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
Tom Feeney 27%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Michael Ferguson 51%
Bob Filner 72%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 41%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 27%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 34%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 43%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 19%
Barney Frank 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 16%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 46%
Elton Gallegly 11%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 42%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 52%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Paul Gillmor 26%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 24%
Charlie Gonzalez 63%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 28%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 64%
Judd Gregg 3%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 30%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 4%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 28%
Robert Hayes 32%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 37%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 59%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 79%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 59%
David Lee Hobson 30%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 60%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
Darlene Hooley 68%

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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