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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Howard Berman 94%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
Julia Carson 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
Patrick Kennedy 94%
Tom Lantos 94%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
Michael McNulty 94%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 94%
Hilda Solis 94%
Diane Watson 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
John Olver 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 91%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 91%
Robert Wexler 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
Barney Frank 90%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
Donald Payne 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 87%
Jeff Bingaman 87%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 87%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 87%
Frank Lautenberg 87%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 87%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 87%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 87%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 87%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
Thomas Allen 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
Dale Kildee 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
Dave Obey 86%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
Anthony Weiner 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 84%
Evan Bayh 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 83%
Chris Dodd 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
Rob Andrews 82%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
Martin Meehan 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 82%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 79%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 79%
Russ Carnahan 79%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 79%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 79%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 79%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 79%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 79%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
Steve Rothman 78%
Pete Stark 78%
Shelley Berkley 77%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 77%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 77%
Vic Snyder 77%
Bart Stupak 77%
Russ Feingold 75%
Herb Kohl 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 74%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 74%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 74%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 74%
Bill Delahunt 74%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 74%
Dennis Kucinich 74%
Brad Miller 74%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 74%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 74%
Mel Watt 74%
Gary Ackerman 73%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 73%
Joe Lieberman 73%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 73%
Bob Filner 72%
Jim Oberstar 72%
Ken Salazar 72%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 71%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
Brian Baird 70%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 69%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 69%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 69%
David Wu 69%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 68%
Norm Dicks 68%
Darlene Hooley 68%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 68%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
Byron Dorgan 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 67%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 66%
Robert Byrd 66%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 66%
Earl Pomeroy 66%
Ed Towns 66%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 65%
Ben Chandler III 65%
Daniel Inouye 65%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 65%
Albert Wynn 65%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 64%
Dennis Moore 64%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 64%
Hillary Clinton 63%
Bob Etheridge 63%
Charlie Gonzalez 63%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 63%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 63%
Jerry Costello 62%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 62%
Artur Davis 61%
Alan Mollohan 61%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 61%
Ike Skelton 61%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 61%
Max Baucus 60%
Rick Boucher 60%
Bart Gordon 60%

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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