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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Dennis Moore 64%
Jack Murtha 58%
Marilyn Musgrave 11%
Sue Myrick 19%
Ben Nelson 53%
Jim Oberstar 72%
Dave Obey 86%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
Ron Paul 48%
Donald Payne 89%
John Peterson 6%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 34%
Todd Platts 49%
Earl Pomeroy 66%
Jon Porter, Sr. 32%
Deborah Pryce 37%
George Radanovich 3%
James Ramstad 52%
Ralph Regula 42%
Denny Rehberg 4%
Richard Renzi 36%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 32%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 78%
Ken Salazar 72%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 16%
John Shadegg 26%
Christopher Shays 54%
Ike Skelton 61%
Gordon Smith 45%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 77%
Hilda Solis 94%
Mark Souder 12%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
Pete Stark 78%
Cliff Stearns 36%
Ted Stevens 41%
Bart Stupak 77%
John Sullivan 24%
John Sununu 8%
Tom Tancredo 19%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 79%
Gene Taylor 56%
Todd Tiahrt 29%
Ed Towns 66%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 79%
George Voinovich 47%
James Walsh 46%
Zach Wamp 32%
John Warner 45%
Diane Watson 94%
Mel Watt 74%
Anthony Weiner 86%
David Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 34%
Robert Wexler 91%
Heather Wilson 49%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 69%
Albert Wynn 65%
Bill Young 39%

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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